Chelsea transfer news: Why Eden Hazard could impact Gonzalo Higuain deal – pundit

JUVENTUS striker Gonzalo Higuain would prefer a move to Chelsea over AC Milan if the Blues can keep hold of their star players.

That is the opinion of ESPN FC pundit and former Fulham striker Brian McBride.

Juventus are willing to sell Higuain this summer after splashing out over £100million on Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid.

Chelsea have been linked with the Argentine, who worked under Blues boss Maurizio Sarri at Napoli three seasons ago.

AC Milan are also reportedly keen on signing the 30-year-old.

But McBride believes Chelsea is the more attractive option for Higuain if they do not sell their star players.

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard has been linked with a move to Real Madrid before the window shuts next month.

“Well, you can see that he’s scored goals in Italy, which is not the easiest thing to do,” McBride said of Higuain.

“You could see why AC Milan would want him. After a few bad purchases, you’re getting a proven goalscorer in the league.

“But then you look at Chelsea, still missing that out-and-out goalscorer.

“The addition of Sarri as the coach, knowing that they have a great working relationship, you could see either move happen.

“But I could probably see the player wanting to move to Chelsea, knowing Chelsea’s in a better position if they are able to keep their players.”