Gattuso uncertain about Higuain’s future as Blues close in

MILAN, ITALY - DECEMBER 29: Gonzalo Higuain (R) of AC Milan celebrates his goal with his coach Gennaro Gattuso (L) during the Serie A match between AC Milan and SPAL at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on December 29, 2018 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Gennaro Gattuso is still uncertain about the future of star striker Gonzalo Higuain after stating “I hope he remains as long as possible.”

The Rossoneri’s are set to play Sampdoria in tomorrow’s Coppa Italia Round of 16 clash before facing Juventus in Jeddah for the Italian Supercup next Wednesday.

“We’re not going on vacation to Genoa, we are taking part in a competition that we really care about,” assured Gattuso on Football Italia Italia and Milan TV.

“Last season, we reached the Final of the Coppa Italia and that was a huge disappointment. It’s true, we are facing a Sampdoria side in stunning shape, but we too will use the best team available to go through.”

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Higuain is expected to start tomorrow, but it could be one of his final appearances in the Milan jersey, as even Gattuso isn’t disguising the Chelsea interest.

“If Gonzalo wasn’t training the way I like to see, then I would not have made the decision to use him in the squad against Sampdoria,” assured the Coach.

“There is gossip around him at this moment, but seeing the way he trains, the effort he puts in and the professionalism with which he treats me, you wouldn’t know.

“The rest is down to his brother, his agent, and Leonardo. I hope Higuain remains as long as possible, but if that doesn’t happen, then we’ll see. As long as he is here and continues to behave with this level of professionalism, it won’t be a problem for me.”