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Neither Chelsea nor Higuain asked for transfer, confirms AC Milan director

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Looking for a striker solution? That’s not it, chief.

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Neither Álvaro Morata nor Olivier Giroud have shown anything that would warrant them guaranteed starts for a club with title-winning ambitions, thus it was only a matter of time before Chelsea started getting linked with strikers all across Europe — akin to Torres’ time here when the Blues would be linked with any person with two working legs and an affinity to wear the No.9 jersey.

One of the more persistent and persistently baffling links has been to Gonzalo Higuain — not only because Chelsea already passed in the summer, but because of Higuain hasn’t exactly impressed and he’s now on the wrong side of 30, too. (Not to mention his contractual situation, with a season-long loan to Milan complicating things.)

After weeks and months of rumors, finally Milan director Leonardo has taken pity on us, and put an end to all this nonsense by revealing that they’re not selling Higuain; that Chelsea have not contacted them at all; and that Higuaín is actually happy to stay and is not pushing for a move.

So for now, Chelsea’s striker conundrum shall continue. Small price to pay for not burdening the books with Higuaín’s albatross of a contract.