Chelsea desperately need Gonzalo Higuain if they are to challenge Manchester City

According to calciomercato.com, AC Milan’s on-loan forward Gonzalo Higuain is waiting on the call from his old boss Maurizio Sarri to bring him to Chelsea, a move which would be an amazing one for all parties.

What’s the word, then? 

The Argentine international had two remarkable seasons at Juventus since departing Sarri’s Napoli for an astounding fee of around €90m, notching 55 goals in 105 games for the Old Lady.

Higuain quickly became a fans’ favourite in Turin, but following the club-record arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus needed to offload a star forward to accommodate the Portuguese forward in the starting line-up – Higuain was the one sacrificed, and AC Milan were the beneficiaries through his seven goals in 14 starts this season.

Do Chelsea need him? 

Most definitely. The Blues have severely lacked a clinical striker since they allowed Diego Costa to return to Atletico Madrid.

They have since had to put up with the frustratingly inconsistent Alvaro Morata and his often wasteful finishing, and second in line to the Spaniard is Olivier Giroud, a player who never lets anyone down but isn’t going to set the world alight.

The 6ft tall Higuain is a world-class striker, a player who has scored almost 300 career goals and won numerous honours throughout his illustrious career.

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At 30 years of age, he looks sure to still have many years of proficiency in him, and given the fact that the majority of his goals come via his footballing brain and not his physical attributes, any transfer would be a sustainable one for Chelsea.

Furthermore, the former Real Madrid striker appeared to love his time in Naples under the current Blues boss, where he recorded a jaw-dropping 91 goals in just 146 games and arguably had the best spell of his career.

With the attacking power of Manchester City and Liverpool not showing any signs of slowing down, Chelsea must make a huge move in the transfer market to keep in touch.

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