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Chelsea finalising details of superb first January transfer window signing

Chelsea and AC Milan are reportedly ironing out the final details of a swap deal involving Gonzalo Higuain and Alvaro Morata for the January transfer window.

The Blues urgently need to strengthen up front this winter and it seems progress is being made on an exchange of sorts involving these two strikers.

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With Morata flopping in his time at Stamford Bridge, it makes sense to try and offload him as part of the deal, with Higuain a major upgrade if he can maintain his stunning form in Serie A down the years.

This transfer update comes from Sport Mediaset, who report that talks between club chiefs have taken place, and that negotiations seem to be entering their final phase.

Several options remain on the table in regards to the nature of the swap, with it not yet being entirely clear if it will be a permanent exchange or a loan.

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Gonzalo Higuain would be a superb signing for Chelsea

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The Italian source also makes reference to possible Milan deals for Chelsea midfield duo Cesc Fabregas and Tiemoue Bakayoko, the latter of whom is already on loan at the San Siro.

The main thing, however, is Chelsea getting their hands on a quality centre-forward like Higuain to give their season a much-needed boost from January onwards.

The Argentina international shone under Maurizio Sarri at Napoli and looks a reliable and proven option that CFC are so desperately lacking right now.

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