Chelsea & AC Milan Close to Agreeing Swap Deal for Alvaro Morata and Gonzalo Higuain in January

?Chelsea and AC Milan are said to be close to agreeing a swap deal for Gonzalo Higuain and Alvaro Morata.

Morata has been continually linked with a move away from Chelsea after flattering to deceive during his first season-and-a-half with the blues. He’s has found it difficult to nail down a regular starting XI spot for Chelsea so far this season and Maurizio Sarri has often opted to use Eden Hazard in a false nine role in the Spaniard’s place.

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It now appears that the Blues are ready to offload ?Morata as soon as January and, according to Italian source ?Sport MediaSet, they will be looking to strike a direct swap deal with ?Milan for ?Higuain.

The Argentinean joined Milan on a season-long loan deal at the start of the season, but that loan could come to a premature end as Il Rossoneri are looking to reduce their current wage bill.

The 31-year-old would instead join ?Chelsea on a six-month loan deal, with Morata going the other way for an 18-month loan – cutting out Higuain’s parent club ?Juventus entirely.  

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It is also being suggested that Higuain is looking to reunite with his former manager Sarri after he played under the Italian at Napoli.

Morata has also been linked with a potential move to ?Barcelona, with the Catalan giants keen to bring in some cover for their current first choice striker Luis Suarez who is currently battling a knee injury.

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Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba has already suggested that he would be happy to see Morata make the move over to Spain saying, as per ?Goal: “If the rumours are true, he would be very welcome, as all the new players [are].”


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