Higuain poised to end AC Milan loan to join Chelsea

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Chelsea Closing In On Gonzalo Higuain

The Leicester star, who has seven goals in the Premier League this season, is part of a three-man shortlist that also includes Higuain and Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson.

Chelsea are closing-in on a £36m deal to sign Gonzalo Higuain after the striker agreed to join the Blues on a contract worth around £140,000-a-week, according to reports in Spain via the Mirror.

And the 31-year-old Argentina worldwide wants to join former Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri at the English club which would take over his 36 million euro (US$41 million) buy-out clause.

Wilson, 26, has scored nine league goals this season and has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge.

However, the FA Cup defending champions are said to be targeting Sevilla's Andre Silva - who is on loan from AC Milan and could cost the Spanish League side £32 million to buy in the summer.

However, the interest in Vardy is rather curious given that he will turn 32 in just a few days and Chelsea are reluctant to sign players over the age of 30 - something that has created a stumbling block in any deal for Higuain.

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However, this season Higuain hasn't been quite so productive in front of goal and he has struggled to win over the AC Milan fans.

The Argentinean global is now on loan at the San Siro from Juve but after starting life at Milan in superb form with 7 goals in his first 9 appearances, the striker is going through a dry spell having netted just once in his last 11 outings.

Sarri will hope to get the best out of Higuain, whose form in Naples saw him land a move to Juventus in a mouthwatering £77.9m move three years ago.

"Milan's sporting director Leonardo has had some very interesting things to say and he says it's up to Higuain now to make a decision". Seeing as he is here, he needs to knuckle down and actually do something for this team.

The former Real Madrid man opted against celebrating either of the goals he scored against Nottingham Forest at the weekend.

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