CHELSEA will reportedly terminate Gonzalo Higuain’s loan deal at the end of the season.
The Mail claims club chiefs are not prepared to make his temporary stay permanent after a dismal spell which has seen the Argentine score just five goals in 21 games.
Chelsea showed their support for Maurizio Sarri in January by negotiating a deal with Juventus to end Higuain’s time at Milan and send him to London instead.
The Blues paid a hefty fee to secure the 31-year-old until the end of the campaign.
But fans have failed to spot the difference between Higuain and predecessor Alvaro Morata.
And Chelsea will not be taking up Sarri’s request to sign the veteran on a long-term deal for £30million.
The Blues also have the option to extend Higuain’s spell by another year for £15m.
But he will instead be sent back to Turin, with Juve then expected to find another club to pay his £300,000-a-week wages.
Chelsea are currently under a transfer ban and plan to go to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to appeal it.
They are currently unable to re-sign Higuain even if they wanted to.
But should the ban get overturned, Chelsea will instead look to bring a new, younger forward to Stamford Bridge.
Eintracht Frankfurt’s Luka Jovic has been linked after impressing against the Blues in the Europa League semi-final earlier this month.
While the Blues are keeping tabs on Mauro Icardi, who is expected to leave Inter Milan.
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