Chelsea should make progress on completing the transfer of Gonzalo Higuain in the next 48 hours, according to a fresh update from BBC Sport’s David Ornstein.
The trusted reporter claims the Blues signing Higuain hinges on AC Milan being able to bring in Genoa striker Krzysztof Piatek in as his replacement, with talks expected to reach their conclusion within the next 48 hours.
Gonzalo Higuain still in Italy as AC Milan try to secure Genoa’s Krzysztof Piatek as replacement, enabling Higuain to join Chelsea. If agreement on all sides, financials/medicals should be quick. Genoa chief Giorgio Perinetti says conclusion to talks within 48 hours #CFC #ACMilan
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) January 21, 2019
Chelsea fans will have their fingers crossed Milan can get the Piatek deal over the line, as it seems that might be the only way they’re able to finally secure the signing of Higuain.
The Argentina international looks badly needed at Stamford Bridge right now after Alvaro Morata’s struggles since he joined the club last summer.
Sport, citing radio station COPE, claim Morata’s move away from CFC is all but done as well, as he’s signed a deal to join Atletico Madrid.
The Spain international’s move away may also be awaiting the conclusion of the Higuain and Piatek deals in this striker merry-go-round.