Juventus ‘have no desire to take back Gonzalo Higuain if Chelsea don’t make Argentine’s loan move permanent’ as they look to offload striker’s £300k-a-week wages
- Juventus ‘have no intention of bringing Gonzalo Higuain back this summer’
- Argentine striker is currently on loan at Chelsea until the end of the season
- Chelsea have the option to make permanent the move for £31.5m or extend loan
- But he won’t be returning to Juventus as Italians look to trim their wage bill
Juventus ‘have no intention of bringing Gonzalo Higuain back to Turin if Chelsea decide not to make his loan move permanent in the summer.’
The Argentine striker, 31, joined the Stamford Bridge club last month until the end of the season, having curtailed a loan spell at AC Milan.
Higuain scored two goals on his first start against Huddersfield Town but has failed to hit the target since.
Juventus ‘have no intention of taking back Gonzalo Higuain’ if Chelsea don’t sign him
The Argentine came off the bench during Chelsea’s loss to Man City in the Carabao Cup final
He started Sunday’s Carabao Cup final against Manchester City on the bench but came on in extra time.
According to Il Corriere di Torino, Higuain will not be welcomed back by Juventus if Chelsea decide he isn’t for them at the end of the season.
The Blues have the option to sign Higuain for £31.5million or can extend his loan by a further 12 months for £16m.
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri was keen to sign Higuain to bolster his attacking options
Higuain scored twice against Huddersfield but so far hasn’t added to his Chelsea goal tally
Juventus are unwilling to pay his £300,000-a-week wages and want to lighten their wage obligations to pave the way for the arrival of Aaron Ramsey from Arsenal, who will earn £400,000-a-week.
Chelsea are reportedly considering taking advantage of this situation to use Higuain’s wage burden as leverage to negotiate a smaller fee for his transfer.
But first Higuain needs to find the net frequently for Maurizio Sarri’s side between now and the end of the campaign.