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Chelsea transfer boost: Prolific 289-goal star wants CFC move in January

Chelsea have reportedly been handed a boost in the transfer market as Gonzalo Higuain is said to be eager to secure a move to Stamford Bridge.

The 31-year-old has established himself as one of the most clinical forwards in Europe over the years, scoring 289 goals in 575 career games.

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Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is fully aware of what he can offer, especially given he helped him to his most prolific campaign in his career to date in the 2015/16 season with Napoli, with Higuain bagging 38 goals in just 42 games.

With the Blues having the joint-lowest tally of goals out of the top six sides in the Premier League so far this season, signing a prolific forward could be exactly what they need in the second half of the season with neither Alvaro Morata nor Olivier Giroud offering a regular source of goals.

In turn, they could be set to receive a boost as The Sun report that Higuain is eager to join Chelsea in the January transfer window and his parent club, Juventus, are happy to allow it to happen.

It remains to be seen how the situation plays out for AC Milan given that the Argentine international is currently on a season-long loan deal with the Italian giants, but given his struggles in recent weeks, they might be considering alternative options anyway.

Higuain has scored just seven goals in 19 appearances so far this season, going without a goal in his last seven Serie A outings for the Rossoneri.

That’s down to a bigger problem for Gennaro Gattuso as his side haven’t scored in their last four Serie A games, the first time they’ve failed to do so since 1984.

With that in mind, something clearly isn’t working in the current set-up, and so perhaps Higuain isn’t the ideal man to lead their line moving forward. Time will tell if they can find an alternative solution, with the Sun noting that Morata has been tipped to move to the San Siro as part of a transfer merry-go-round.

As per Calciomercato, via the paper edition of Tuttosport, he could even play his last game for Milan against SPAL this weekend.

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