Chelsea set to complete £36m signing after player agrees £140k-a-week deal

By on January 9, 2019

The January transfer window is open and managers are working hard on strengthening their squads and identifying targets for the summer so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest rumours. Today, Chelsea close-in on Gonzalo Higuain…

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.

Higuain has been one of the most prolific strikers in European football over the past decade as he’s netted 290 goals in 576 career appearances during spells at the likes of Real Madrid, Napoli, Juventus and most recently AC Milan.

The Argentinean international is currently 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.

It’s led to speculation suggesting the 31-year-old’s time at Milan could be cut short and Chelsea have emerged as the front-runners for his signature as Maurizio Sarri looks to freshen up his striking options.

The Mirror are citing a report from Marca that claims Chelsea are now set to wrap-up a £36m [€40m] deal to sign Higuain after the striker agreed to the switch and will reportedly pen a contract worth around £140,000-a-week [€8m per year].

Higuain knows Sarri well as he played under him during their time at Napoli where the striker arguably played his best football having scored 91 goals in just 146 games during a three-year spell at Stadio San Paolo.

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It seems the paid could now be reunited at Stamford Bridge this month, if Marca’s report is accurate, and Higuain would become Chelsea’s second major signing of the winter window after a deal was agreed to sign Christian Pulisic – who’ll arrive in the summer.

Higuain’s arrival would reportedly lead to the departure of Alvaro Morata with the Spaniard strongly linked with a move away from West London this month after a disappointing 18 months at Chelsea following his arrival from Real Madrid in 2017.

We’ll have to wait and see how things develop but as much as Higuain would be an exciting addition for Chelsea, it would also be something of a risk to sign a 31-year-old who’s never played in the Premier League and may take some time to adjust to life in England.

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27 Comments

  1. Unionjack

    January 9, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Tell me how we are signing him? A 31 year old who can only have a 1 year contract for £35mill and £140k a week? Ridiculous. And hes only got 1 goal and 1 assist in 10 games both against very poor teams. I liked Higuain but hes now fat and slow. We desperatelty need to offer Icardi anything he wants!

  2. Chukwuka

    January 9, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    I think we should go for a younger stricker who can in time improve

    • Bob Daniels

      January 9, 2019 at 10:26 pm

      Or someone who could spell maybe??

  3. Moses

    January 9, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    I think Vadi is a better option than Higuan

  4. Richard Gyimah

    January 9, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    Chelsea should rather go for icardi, he’s far better than higuain.

    • Bob Daniels

      January 9, 2019 at 10:28 pm

      And costs at least twice as much and isn’t available immediately , that being said Higuain has apparently been coming to Stamford Bridge for the past 3 seasons so it’s prolly all hot air again

  5. Tinashe

    January 9, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    Edinson Cavani or Mauro Icardi would be better options than Higuain

  6. sulaiman i kamara

    January 9, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    for me I preferred morata for higuain

  7. emil

    January 9, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    give him a chance to flop in the premier league too.
    after all, 36 mill is no money at all; this much was wasted on Drinkwater.

  8. Emmanuel

    January 10, 2019 at 12:03 am

    Pls somebody tell me,what is wrong with chelsea.first you want to Let a young star Like Hudoson Odi Leave the club why Old man Like pedro is still in the club.and now they want to sign old man Higuain Instead of Signing a young striker Icardi.

  9. Emmanuel

    January 10, 2019 at 12:09 am

    Chelsea pls sign Icardi.Don’t sign Old man Higuain.if possible Give Inter Millan morata and make sure that Icard is signed.Icard is a very good striker and young.he will go along way in chelsea.Sign Mauro Icardi

  10. Gatkuoth

    January 10, 2019 at 1:05 am

    Chelsea have wast much money on many players who re now doing nothing to the club we should only worry about him

  11. Richie

    January 10, 2019 at 5:28 am

    Chelsea should either sign Icardi or Dzeko for the attacking to be more sharper. Than signing old Higuain

    • abrayangovich

      January 10, 2019 at 5:54 am

      me think we go for verdy instade of higuain

  12. Jacob

    January 10, 2019 at 6:27 am

    Why Chose Higuin Instead Chosing Young Talented Prayer

  13. Antony Juma

    January 10, 2019 at 6:51 am

    Chelsea have to style up,buying hiquain will not shape the teams forward. better cavani or wlson

  14. Peter

    January 10, 2019 at 6:53 am

    Higuain will not be a good addition. Am wondering why Chelsea doesn’t select a good striker and opt to an old strikers that will not deliver a lot for the club.

  15. simon Ramsey

    January 10, 2019 at 8:03 am

    Chelsea should not go far in their search for attackers. fight fire for fire. sign verdy,anautovic or zaha or two out of three

  16. GEOFFREY

    January 10, 2019 at 8:21 am

    please this is our club chelsea, its afun’s club. why dont chelsea management look for some one younger than signing higuin? like. icardi, wilson en others. stop wasting money on useless players.

  17. Joseph kalinga

    January 10, 2019 at 11:25 am

    Icad is better than higuan pls sign Mauro icad or pacor alcaser from Dortmund

  18. Joseph kalinga

    January 10, 2019 at 11:29 am

    Icad is better sining or sign pacor alcaser from Dortmund

  19. john mozero

    January 10, 2019 at 11:39 am

    think chelsea should go for costa again he’s very strong he can deliver and also he has experienced premiership before so he’s better, or they should go for paitek from genoa.

  20. HOMEKY Jonas Romario

    January 10, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    I wonder why CFC have never searched for young and sharp striker who can shake the net all the time….In my view Icardi or Fekir are 100% better than that old Higgain.They should better spend on Icardi than waste their money on this old man called Higgain.

  21. olalekan

    January 10, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    I prefer morata than higuain, chelsea should sign icardi not old man; higuain!

  22. Emeka odo

    January 10, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    I need higuan . He knwos sariball well , remember we are still learning sarriball.

  23. victor

    January 11, 2019 at 7:23 am

    why are we striving to buy a new striker when we can manage the ones we have? morata is better than higuan, we have strikers in loan we can call back and use them. we are talking about how bad morrata is, think of how bad higuan is also. what Chelsea need now is not a standing 9 but a playing 9. watch Liverpool very well with sala in playing the false 9. football have change in England, watch the top scorers in EPL, no one is a standing 9, when you play standing 9 in EPL today, you are automatically playing with one man down. teach morata this, accept Tammy Abraham. hazard scores goal playing false 9 than his normal wing, watch Diego, he never played standing 9, the same applies to drogba. they take there balls in the midfield. all we need is offensive attackers. we lost against Tottenham but am happy because our offensive is OK. all we need now is 1 offensive midfielder that will help kante and I think Loftus can be converted for that. Chelsea please don’t go for Gonzalo higuan.

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