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Higuaín to Chelsea now further from reality — report

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It was never going to happen anyway

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According to Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport, the once remote possibility of Gonzalo Higuaín changing his loan stint from AC Milan to Chelsea next month is now reaching near-zero chance of ever taking place.

Things might finally be on the up and up for Higuaín at Milan, after he ended a nine-match goal drought with the winning goal against SPAL in a 2-1 victory on Saturday, which was Milan’s final match before the winter break. The goal also gave Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso some breathing room, as pressure had been mounting once again due to poor results in previous games.

Although Milan finished 2018 outside of the coveted top four, they are still in the race for it. Their hope is that Higuaín can return to his usual form, and according to the report, do not see any advantage in exchanging him for Álvaro Morata — not really surprising given Morata’s recent performances and the financial commitment he’d require still from the Rossoneri.

Higuaín-to-Chelsea, it was never meant to be, and now it sounds like it won’t ever be either.