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Chelsea agree £53m transfer fee with Juventus on Higuain


Gonzalo Higuain

Chelsea has reached an agreement with Juventus to sign Gonzalo Higuain for £53million.

The 30-year-old striker is expected to move to Stamford Bridge as soon as his old Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri is confirmed as Antonio Conte’s replacement.

Higuain worked under Sarri at Napoli finishing second in Serie A behind champions Juventus.

Under Sarri’s, Higuain smashed the Italian top flight scoring record in a single season with 36 goals in the 2015-16 campaign.

Sarri was angered by Higuain’s decision to join Juventus after his record-breaking season but admitted he treated the Argentine international like his own son.

According to Sport Mediaset, the West London club still needs to finalize Sarri’s appointment with Napoli’s president, Aurelio De Laurentiis, but it’s expected that the 59-year-old will end up at Chelsea.

Higuain was eliminated from the round of 16 in the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia by France.

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