Gonzalo Higuain Arriving in London to Finalize Chelsea FC Move

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Chelsea FC have been strongly linked with Juventus forward Gonzalo Higuain for quite some time, and now it appears this transfer saga is quickly headed towards conclusion.

According to The Guardian, Higuain “is expected in London over the next 48 hours to undertake a medical and complete the formalities” of his transfer. The outlet states that the 31-year-old, who spent the first half of the season on loan with Milan, has already said his Juve goodbyes. The transaction calls for the Argentinian to join the west London side on a six-month loan initially, with the chance to stick around long term should he reach certain performance and production benchmarks.

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The Guardian also adds that Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is “still keen for the striker to be joined by a midfielder at Stamford Bridge.” Once the Higuain deal is finalized, and what a big get it would be as the Blues have been after him for some time, the next transfer domino to fall would be current Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata. The Spaniard badly wants out, as he’s made it consistently known. However, his potential loan to Sevilla fell through and it remains to be seen where he could land.

Morata is seeking a return to his native Spain, with Atletico Madrid being discussed as a potential destination.

As for Higuain, he choose a loan move to Milan over Chelsea in the summer and he explained that decision publicly afterward (you can read that as this link). Now he seeks a reunion with Sarri, the manager under which he enjoyed a lot of scoring production and stellar form at Napoli.

It’s another move in what has been a very busy January transfer window for Chelsea.

Stamford Bridge has already acquired Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund and sent Cesc Fabregas to AS Monaco. The parting ways with Fabregas is the reason Sarri is serious about adding a midfielder between now and the end of the month.

Sarri said at his weekly news conference today that Chelsea board member and de facto director of football, Marina Granovskaia, Roman Abramovich’s right hand woman, is closing the deal.

However, he doesn’t know when it will be finalized.

“I don’t know [how close it is],” Sarri said.

“I want to be clear, because I cannot help you. I spoke with Marina two weeks ago, so Marina knows my opinion on how to improve the team. Then I decided to focus on the pitch, on matches and training.”

“I am confident because I know Marina is working very hard, but I don’t know the market at all. I want to be focused on the matches. So I don’t call her every evening, otherwise I spend all my mental energy on the market. I think it’s better if I spend all my mental energies on the pitch. So I can’t help you. I don’t know.”

Chelsea at Arsenal FYIs

Kickoff: Saturday, January 19, 5:30 PM local, Emirates

Google Result Probability: Chelsea win 39%, Draw 28%, Arsenal win 33%

Starting XI Predictions: Chelsea  Arsenal

Injury Report for both sides: go to this link 

Odds via Bet Fair: Chelsea win 11/8, Draw 27/10, Arsenal win 19/10

Prediction: Chelsea 2, Arsenal 2

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  1. ghjm cgj,

  2. Comr Jibila SK Moses says

    The arrival of Higuan to Stamford bridge for medical today is a welcome development for Chelsea, we pray for him to meet up our expectations.

  3. ELDER DARE ADEBANJO says

    I PRAY IT WORKS SO THAT THE LACK OF GOAL SCORING PROBLEMS WILL BE A THING OF THE PAST.WELCOME TO CHELSEA GUNZALO!

  4. Yes’It Realing A Thing Of The Past U Are Welcome To CHELSEA FC

  5. Icardi would have been best

  6. Amusat sulaimon says

    Please give us parades also don’t allow psg to sign him we need him badly please and i welcome u gonzalo to the bridge please give us what we want from u but we need icardi as our future striker

  7. Really!! Higuain at this age 31.Bad Business for Chelsea, if that is true then they must keep all the players like luiz

  8. Pls don’t use hazard as false 9 just use eny striker for the team as false 9 no to the use hazard gonzalo welcome parades welcome, arsenal1 vs chelsea 3

  9. We Thank God For Give Chelsea The Good One And Favourite Person

  10. If really Higgain is at CFC already,I pray for him and welcome him as well.I also pray for Chelseafc board to force Leonardo Paredes deal and bring him b4 next Monday.If possible encrease his transfer fee just to stop PSG buying him.GONZALO HIGGAIN you’re most welcome into the blue

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