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.
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.