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Report: Higuain agrees terms with Chelsea ahead of loan

AC Milan v Genoa CFC - Serie A

MILAN, ITALY - OCTOBER 31: Gonzalo Higuain (R) of AC Milan competes for the ball with Koray Gunter (L) of Genoa CFC during the serie A match between AC Milan and Genoa CFC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on October 31, 2018 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

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MARCA claims that Gonzalo Higuain has agreed to a move to Chelsea.

The prolific finisher, 31, is on loan at AC Milan from Juventus and the move would reportedly be a loan with an option to buy for around $40 million in the summer.

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That would almost certainly seal Alvaro Morata’s exit from Stamford Bridge. He’s been linked with Sevilla, and an in-kind loan to Milan is not out of the question.

Higuain has had success under Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri while the pair were at Napoli. He scored a remarkable 36 goals in 35 Serie A matches during the 2015-16 season, and has not bagged less than 15 league goals in a full season since 2007-08.

He’s scored six times in 15 matches this season, adding two more in Europa League. Higuain is 10 goals away from 300 in his club career, which started in 2007 at River Plate and boasts stops at Real Madrid, Napoli, and Juventus.

How high would Chelsea sit in the table with a finisher up top? It’s an intriguing question, because Alvaro Morata has scored nine times in 24 matches but just five times in the Premier League. Eden Hazard has three goals and three assists in four matches at center forward, and the Blues went 3-1 including a 2-0 defeat of Man City in which the Belgian set up both goals.

The French-born Argentine striker is the younger brother of Columbus Crew attacker Federico Higuain.

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