Loan Deal: Chelsea sign Gonzalo Higuain from Juventus

Chelsea have announced the signing of striker Gonzalo Higuain from Juventus on loan for the remainder of the season.

The Argentina international, who spent the first half of the campaign at AC Milan, has scored eight times in 22 appearances.

His move to Stamford Bridge sees him reunite with manager Maurizio Sarri after the duo previously worked together at Napoli.

“When the opportunity to join Chelsea presented itself I had to take it,” Higuain, 31, told the club’s website.

“It’s a team I’ve always liked that has a lot of history, a wonderful stadium and they play in the Premier League, a league I’ve always wanted to play in.

“I now hope I can give back that trust Chelsea have shown me out on the pitch. I can’t wait to start and I hope to adapt as soon as possible.”

The striker has been capped 75 times by his country, and scored just once in his final 12 appearances for Rossoneri.

Higuain’s arrival at the west London means Alvaro Morata is now expected to leave the Blues.

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