According to reports, Premier League club Chelsea FC have finally opened talks with Juventus over the signing of Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain.
The Blues are yet to make a bid for the Italian but it’s believed the Serie A champions values Higuain as high as £53million.
Chelsea are on the lookout for a new striker this summer having been poor in attack last season and looks to have placed the likes of Alvaro Morata, Michy Batshuayi and Olivier Giroud up for sale this summer.
As per report coming from Italy, the Premier League club owner Roman Abramovic is reportedly in the country – Italy – to help his club push through a double deal for the Argentine striker and possibly followed up by the signing of Daniele Rugani.
Juventus, however, are not keen on parting ways with centre-back Rugani yet and instead would be pleased to offer defender Mattia Caldara or attacker Miralem Pjanic for sale.
Italian news outlet Corriere dello Sport via Daily Star claims Juventus chief executive Fabio Paratici has met with Chelsea officials on Wednesday with the intention of agreeing a deal worth around €100million (£89m) for both Higuain and central defender Rugani.
The Turin outfit recent signing of Cristiano Ronaldo on £100m record move from Real Madrid means the club may come under serious pressure to move on some of its high earners in order to comply with UEFA’s FFP rules.
Higuain, however, had the most prolific season under Chelsea new head-coach Sarri at Napoli in 2015/16, when he netted 38 goals in 42 appearances.
He joined Juventus at the end of that season and so far, has registered about 105 appearances, netting 55 goals in all competitions.