Striker reveals Sarri wanted to sign him this summer

Gonzalo Higuain has been discussing how close he really came to joining Chelsea this summer.

Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport, as cited on Sport Witness, Higuain says he would have joined Chelsea had everyone else at the club felt the same way as new head coach Maurizio Sarri.

He reveals that he felt far more wanted at Milan when it became clear that he would be leaving Juventus.

There was a fundamental difference: everyone here [Milan] wanted me, from the club to the coach. Only the coach wanted me at Chelsea.

Following a blockbuster move to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid, Juventus were left with no choice but to move Higuain on and Chelsea were battling the San Siro outfit for his signature.

Given the player’s age, it transpires that those behind the scenes at Stamford Bridge were not so keen to splash the cash on Higuain, with the little resale he would offer.

The Argentinian would go on to join Milan on loan, with Gennaro Gattuso’s men having the option to sign him permanently for £32 million next summer.