Done Deal: £53m fee agreed, 55 goals striker to Chelsea as Morata replacement

Gonzalo Higuain

Alvaro Morata is an unpopular man among Chelsea fans.

The Spanish striker’s first season in England was a disaster judging by his mighty outlay and previous returns.

Even Olivier Giroud, who only joined in January, showed superior hunger in the final third.

If latest reports are anything to go by, then Blues faithful may have a reason to celebrate.

It is claimed that Chelsea has reached an agreement with Juventus for superstar striker Gonzalo Higuain.

According to Sports Mediaset, both clubs have agreed on a £53m outlay.

However, the deal is dependent on whether Maurizio Sarri takes over at Stamford Bridge or not.

The pair worked together at Napoli before the Argentine’s big money switch to Juve.

Sarri was angered by the 30-year-old’s decision to join a rival but will welcome the opportunity of linking up again.

“He made a debatable choice, but that doesn’t mean he’s not a good man,” Sarri said after Higuain’s departure.

“Despite it all, I still feel about him the way I do a son who has made you angry, but you still care for him. I owe him a great deal.”

Last season, the ex-real Madrid forward scored 27 goals. Higuain has 55 goals in 105 appearances for Juve in all competitions.

He is currently on holidays after exiting the World Cup at the second round.