Roundup: Striker will join Chelsea this summer on 1 condition; Agent offers forward to Chelsea



ESPN FC pundit Alejandro Moreno says that Gonzalo Higuain will agree to join the club, if they replace Antonio Conte with current Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri.

However, Moreno believes that unless that happens, it’s very unlikely that Higuain will move to Stamford Bridge.

The Argentinian international has been linked with the Blues in recent weeks, with some suggesting that he could be involved in a swap deal that would see Alvaro Morata head back to Juventus.

However, Morata said that he doubt any such deal would take place unless it was Allegri who was convincing the 30-year-old to move to London.

He said:

If Chelsea can convince Allegri to come to Chelsea, maybe he brings Higuain with him. Until then, I don’t think so.

That seems like a lot of caveats to a move. Firstly, Antonio Conte is still in charge at Stamford Bridge, whilst Allegri has reportedly committed his short-term future to the Italian champions, so a move for Higuain, on those terms, looks highly unlikely.

Agent offers star forward to Chelsea

Premier League giants Chelsea and Manchester United have both been offered chance to sign Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich, according to reports.

The Polish star seems destined to leave Bayern Munich this summer and his agent has apparently called Chelsea, Man United and Paris Saint-Germain to offer them the chance to sign his client.

However, it is also reported that the 29-year-old’s preferred destination is Real Madrid, but they’ve currently put their transfer business on hold until they’ve hired a new manager.

It seems unlikely that United or PSG would be interested in the Polish star as they both have plenty of attackers already at their clubs, but Chelsea are apparently in the market for a striker as they are considering selling Alvaro Morata, whose debut season at Stamford Bridge was rather underwhelming.

No deal is likely to be done for a while as Lewandowski represents his country at the World Cup, and he’s likely to wait until he sees who Madrid hire to replace Zinedine Zidane before making a decision about his next destination.