Juventus striker Higuain has been touted as a replacement for Alvaro Morata, who experienced a stop-start first season at Chelsea.
Reina, meanwhile, has been linked with a bargain move from AC Milan with current Blues No 1 Thibaut Courtois set to head to Real Madrid.
Chelsea is making a move for Gonzalo Higuain,Italian top football agent, Enrico Fedele has confirmed.
They’ve had their initial talks with Juventus, however, they have not spoken directly to the player’s entourage, namely his brother and agent, Nicolas, who is still in Buenos Aires. This is a sign that the deal is not imminent, even because Chelsea is working towards selling players.
Earlier in the week we heard about Chelsea’s rumored double bid for Rugani and Higuain, one that was reported to be around €90 million, being curb stomped by Juventus. Maybe that’s how Chelsea want to try and get the deal done — one fell swoop for the both of them without any kind of messing around and drawn out kind of late-transfer window drama.
There could also be a very logical step preventing any kind of Higuain move to Chelsea from happening — and that would be generating the funds to afford a hefty transfer fee via the same of their current No. 9, Alvaro Morata. And with there probably being just as many rumors — if not more — regarding Morata’s future in London, it seems like a decent bet that Higuain would end up being his replacement based on who new Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is reportedly targeting this summer.
Fedele told RMC Sport, “Certainly a player will be sacrificed for Leonardo and for Reina, Sarri he has made a €6m bid,” said Fedele, when asked about Leonardo rejoining Milan as sporting director.
“If Gianluigi Donnarumma remains, Reina goes and also [Leonardo] Bonucci. In attack I think Morata will arrive while Higuain I think I can go to Chelsea,”
Fedele has now made claims that both Higuain and Reina will move to Stamford Bridge this summer.