Chelsea are reportedly hoping to complete the signing of Milan striker Gonzalo Higuain before their game against Arsenal on Saturday.
According to the Evening standard, Chelsea ‘agreed a deal late last night’ for Higuain and have till noon on Friday to register him in their Premier League squad thus he can face Arsenal.
The newspaper explains the Blues can bring in the argentine on an initial loan from Juventus till the end of the season, with the choice of another twelve months, as opposed to simply taking over Milan’s agreement, which included a €36m obligation to buy.
Furthermore the choice would solely be ‘dependent on how many goals and appearances he makes, as well as what success Chelsea have’.
The 31-year-old would also be ‘on standby’ for a flight to London later on Thursday so he will undergo a medical and sign his contract with Maurizio Sarri’s side before tomorrow’s deadline.
Higuain did not begin the Supercoppa on Wed due to a ‘fever’, though he did appear as a substitute, and refused to answer questions about Chelsea.