Chelsea are interested in signing AC Milan striker Gonzalo Higuain in a swap deal with Alvaro Morata.
Maurizio Sarri knows the Argentine well having worked with him during his time in charge of Napoli and he scored 36 goals in the 2015/16 season – their one campaign together.
The Blues are in desperate need of firepower with neither Morata or Olivier Giroud trusted to lead the attack.
In their last two league matches, Chelsea have played with Eden Hazard up front and he was again called upon to score the winner against Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup quarter final.
Morata previously spent two years between 2014 to 2016 with Juventus where he won two Serie A titles and two Coppa Italias but would be keen on a return to Italy according to Sky Italia.
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Higuain had been linked with a move to Chelsea in the summer, but joined Milan in a £16.3m loan deal, with the club having an option to buy him permanently for £32.6m.
“As you know, I like him very much. He is a wonderful player, a wonderful man,” Sarri said at his press conference.
“But I don’t want to talk about Higuain. I have two strikers, two-and-a-half at the moment, and Gonzalo is playing for AC Milan. It’s better not to talk about him at the moment.”
However, Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso said his player would not be going anywhere.
“Chelsea don’t buy players who are 30, 31 years old. I don’t know anything about it, I will not let Higuain go,” he said.