Gonzalo Higuain's potential Chelsea move set to spark transfer 'domino effect'

Gonzalo Higuain

Maurizio Sarri is desperate to reunite with Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain at Chelsea.

The pair worked together during Higuain's final season with Napoli back in 2015/16, when he notched an unprecedented 36 Serie A goals.

Sarri got the best out of the current AC Milan striker and Chelsea desperately need a finisher to reduce Eden Hazard's workload.

Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud simply cannot earn the Italian's trust on a permanent basis.

Higuain is desperate for the move, but will play against his former club Juventus in the Supercoppa Italiana in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday evening.

After that, Higuain and Chelsea will work on the complicated move, with the Argentine still owned by Juve.

The Bianconeri do not wish to loan him out again and are set to demand a fee of around £32m from Chelsea.

In the current market, it's not the worst price for a proven goalscorer, even if he is 31.

And Spanish publication AS are reporting that if the deal is completed, it will initiate a domino effect in the transfer market.

Higuain in action vs SPAL

If Higuain arrives at Stamford Bridge, it will allow Morata to return to Spain with Atletico Madrid.

That move would then see Diego Simeone's side offload summer signing Nikola Kalinic to AS Monaco.

And to complete the chain, Milan would then look for Higuain's replacement, with Genoa's Krzysztof Piatek their top target.

While they would face stiff competition for the Polish striker from Real Madrid, the prospect of staying in Italy could prove decisive in the race to sign Piatek.

Piatek in action

As for Higuain's move to Chelsea, it feels as if the Blues and Sarri are looking for a quick-fix for their striking woes.

Goals have not been easy to come by and Higuain's proven ability would surely be able to remedy that for at least a couple of seasons.

However, Chelsea do need to start investing in the position for the long-term sooner rather than later.

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