Juventus loanee Gonzalo Higuaín’s move to Chelsea from AC Milan always seemed like a long shot, thanks in part to the striker’s age and the fact that the Blues already passed on him in the summer, but now, Juve sporting director Fabio Paratici has gone out of his way to bury this possibility once and for all.
“He remains one of the best strikers in the world, he showed it in these seasons in Europe, he scored everywhere.
“About his future, I think he’s important for AC Milan, he’s a great striker and they want to keep him.”
-Fabio Paratici; source: Evening Standard
Higuaín still has six months left on the season-long loan deal that took him from Turin to Milan last summer. The Rossoneri have already paid €18 million as a loan fee, and could pay another €36 million to make the transfer permanent.
Sarri may still see him as the ideal striker for his system, especially in a time where his current centre-forward options are not delivering the goods the way he expected them to almost six months into his job at Chelsea. But this ship has long sailed, and we need to look at other alternatives to address these issues if we are opting to do so this winter.