Maurizio Sarri wants Chelsea to make another attempt to sign striker Gonzalo Higuain next month.

Chelsea are looking to strengthen the frontline with Alvaro Morataand Olivier Giroud scoring just 12 goals between them in all competitions.

Sarri asked Chelsea to buy Higuain, who played under him at Napoli, in the summer when Juventus made it clear he was surplus to requirements.

But the hierarchy were unwilling to spend vast sums on a player who turned 31 this month.

He ended up joining AC Milan on a season-long loan with a £16million fee for the deal. The Serie A club can make it a permanent switch in the summer for another £32m.

However, they are unlikely to trigger that option as they face a one-year ban from Uefa competitions having struggled to comply with Financial Fair Play rules. It means AC Milan could cut Higuain’s loan short, leaving the Argentina international available when the window reopens in January.

It has been reported in Italy that Chelsea could offer Morata, who has failed to impress since joining from Real Madrid, to Juventus to make the transfer happen.

Sport Mediaset has provided an update on the former Real Madrid star’s future and it’s claimed the Old Lady have ‘blessed the deal’ that could see Higuain make a switch to Stamford Bridge in January.

The Turin club ‘give the green light’ to the operation because they believe it would be simpler for them to deal with the Blues, if the FA Cup winners look to make the deal permanent for €36m.