Leonardo opens up on possible Chelsea deal for unhappy striker Higuain

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AC Milan’s sporting director Leonardo has admitted Chelsea have not made an offer to sign striker Gonzalo Higuain this January.

With Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud failing to do the job they are paid for and score goals on a regular basis, Maurizio Sarri is reportedly keen to be reunited with Higuain at Stamford Bridge.

The 31-year-old Argentine striker, who has scored just five Serie A goals this season, is unhappy with life at the Italians and recent reports suggested that he wants to link up with his former boss.

But Leonardo has admitted Higuain, who is currently on a season-long loan at the San Siro from Juventus, will not be leaving the club anytime soon.

“It is difficult to manage a striker when he doesn’t score,” Leonardo said on the Sky Sports website.

“Higuain must find the real himself, he is living in a different situation for him, he left Juventus and he is here on loan. He is very important for us and he knows it.

“We haven’t received any offer from Chelsea – no one has asked us for him and he didn’t ask to leave. Anyway, at AC Milan we keep only the players who want to stay here.”

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Is Higuaín even worth the money anymore?

Last season Higuaín was scoring goals for fun and netting on a regular basis, but this season his stats are declining and his five goals in Serie A is not that impressive.

At 31-years of age he is coming to the back-end of his career, so unless we manage to get him for nothing at the end of the season, giving him a big wage to score a few goals next season would not be worth the hassle, not when there are fresher, younger and more hungrier strikers out there.


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