Swap deal involving Higuain and Morata makes sense for both players

Maurizio Sarri is interested in a swap deal with Juventus between Alvaro Morata and Gonzalo Higuain, according to the Daily Mail.

What’s the latest, then?

The Mail claim that Sarri is wasting no time with his squad overhaul after his appointment as Blues manager and has put Higuain, who reportedly earns £240,000 per week at Juventus, at the top of his list of targets.

They say that they want any deal for the Argentine to include record signing Morata to return to the club where he made the 2015 Champions League final to cut down on the transfer fee they must pay.

However, the report claims that Juventus would prefer the cash as they have just splashed huge money on Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid and need to balance the books.

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It makes sense for both players

As mentioned above, the only party the deal does not really make sense for is Juventus, who would surely only be offloading Higuain in order to recoup funds after spending a huge chunk of their transfer budget on Ronaldo.

From a Chelsea perspective, Sarri would be getting a striker who he worked with before at Napoli, when Higuain broke the record for Serie A goals in one season.

Morata would get to return to the club where he has played his best football and Ronaldo would hog the limelight and expectations so he could get on with his business quietly.