The idea that overpriced, often overweight, and probably over the hill (or soon to be) striker Gonzalo Higuain somehow might end up at Chelsea this summer refuses to die the overdue death it deserves.
Over the past few days, it’s actually returned stronger than ever, thanks in part to Cristiano Ronaldo transferring to Juventus and possibly taking Higuain’s starting postition, and thanks in part to the Sarri saga slowly finding its resolution and the incoming Chelsea head coach looking to reinforce the team with players he already knows. In Jorginho’s case, that’s more than welcome. In Higuain’s case, it’s less so.
Still, as reported by Corriere dello Sport, the idea lingers. There’s even a number put on the possibility in their latest dispatch, and it’s a not too outrageous €60m. (Everything is relative!) The report also repeatedly references the mysterious Ramadani, agent and string-puller, who was a key player in the Sarri negotiations as well.
Could we see Higuain as part of a Sarri overhaul this summer? Stranger things have happened. But with Morata apparently not moving, Chelsea are currently quite well set at center forward, and not just for the year or two that Higuain might have left in the tank.