MILAN, ITALY - DECEMBER 22: Gonzalo Higuain of AC Milan shows his dejection during the Serie A match between AC Milan and ACF Fiorentina at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on December 22, 2018 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images)

According to the Daily Mail, Maurizio Sarri is waiting for clearance from the club director for the completion of the Higuain transfer deal.

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia has to give the green light for the deal to move forward, and according to the Daily Mail, Higuain is keen to reunite with Maurizio Sarri.

With the misfiring Alvaro Morata set to leave the club, the Blues are in the market for a prolific striker.

The deal to bring Higuain to Stamford Bridge however is complicated, as he’s still on loan at AC Milan from parent club Juventus.

Taking over his existing loan deal at AC Milan and signing him for the remainder of the season seems to be the only option, and they will be required to pay a loan fee on top.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Cesar Azpilicueta of Chelsea looks downcast after the Premier League match between Everton FC and Chelsea FC at Goodison Park on March 17, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Azpilicueta says Chelsea must aim to finish top four

The Chelsea captain says his team cannot afford to believe they can win the UEFA Europa League in order to qualify for the Champions League next season.

Juventus are planning to add a £36m clause that will allow Chelsea to sign the Argentine forward on a permanent basis at the end of the season.

But the West London club is adamant to fork out such a fee for a 31-year-old, and director Marina Granovskaia is reportedly considering the merits of the deal.

The Bianconeri won’t allow Chelsea to take over his AC Milan loan deal unless there is a clause to permanently sign him at the end of the season.