Juventus’ Higuain ‘prefers’ £53m Chelsea transfer over Milan

Joe Williams

Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain favours a move to Chelsea over AC Milan, according to a respected journalist.

The Argentina international has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge as a replacement for Alvaro Morata, who could reportedly be on his way out.

However, on Friday Juventus CEO Giuseppe Marotta denied reports that Chelsea have made a £53million bid for Higuain.

There has also been talk of a switch to Milan, with Leonardo Bonucci moving in the other direction.

And journalist Tancredi Palmeri was asked by a fan: “Is Higuain off to Chelsea or Milan?”

Palmeri then replied saying: “At the moment is off nowhere: Milan are the most serious but he is preferring Chelsea, that aren’t offering anything near to what Juventus want.”

However, when Maurizio Sarri was quizzed on it recently, he batted away the speculation, saying: “Gonzalo Higuain? I’m waiting for Alvaro Morata to give the best of himself.

“He did very well [in the second match against Inter].

“Much better than in Australia [the first game against Perth Glory].

“It gives me a lot of confidence.”