Chelsea have finally announced the loan signing of Gonzalo Higuain.
The Blues have been chasing the Argentine throughout January with current striker Alvaro Morata set to leave the club.
The 31-year-old is currently on loan at AC Milan from Juventus and has notched six goals this season.
Higuain will link up with his former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri as he attempts to help Chelsea achieve a top-four finish this season.
It’s believed that the loan deal with last until the summer with an obligation to renew it for another 12 months under certain circumstances.
However, it seems Chelsea missed the deadline to register Higuain in time to be available for Thursday’s Carabao Cup semi-final second leg against Spurs. Chelsea currently trail 1-0 from the first leg.
Maurizio Sarri was asked about the potential arrival of Higuain during his press conference on Wednesday and the Italian spoke of his admiration for the striker.
“I don't know because I have to speak with the doctor. I didn't see him before. Then I have to speak to the club. For tomorrow, I think, it's impossible," he said.
“I know they have been trying to sign the contract with him today... they are still a few hours from getting it done. We hope he brings goals, that he starts scoring for us.
“He's also very good at other aspects, other than just goals, but that's what we are hoping for. He has had some difficulties recently, but we're hoping we can raise him back to his best form.
“He wants to win all the time and, in the last five years, he's only lost his temper twice: with Napoli against Udinese, and with Milan against Juve. It's only because he wants to win. As for failure, he's still scored nine goals in a team that isn't at the same level as Juventus .”
Following the completion of his loan move, Higuain told Chelsea's official website: "When the opportunity to join Chelsea presented itself I had to take it. It’s a team I’ve always liked that has a lot of history, a wonderful stadium and they play in the Premier League, a league I’ve always wanted to play in.
"I now hope I can give back that trust Chelsea have shown me out on the pitch. I can’t wait to start and I hope to adapt as soon as possible."