Divided: 53% of polled Chelsea fans are on Maurizio Sarri’s side in January pursuit of Gonzalo Higuain

Chelsea’s squad is filled with incredible quality, but Maurizio Sarri wants more. According to reports over the last couple of weeks, including one from the Telegraph late last week, the Blues are interested in forward Gonzalo Higuain, who is currently at AC Milan on loan from Juventus.

Sarri is said to be the man pushing for the deal, with the boss familiar with Higuain from their time together at Napoli.

It’s sure to be a divisive move, given Higuain’s advanced age, and that’s been reflected by a recent fan survey.

We recently asked Chelsea fans whether their club should move for Higuain, and 53% of those polled are on the side of Sarri and would like to see him at Stamford Bridge. Conversely, 47% of those polled have indicated that Higuain isn’t the man for them.

It’s easy to see why fans can’t decide one way or the other. Higuain is a player with bags of ability, but at 31-years-old, it’s tough to see him sticking around for very long.

Likewise, the Argentine’s form hasn’t been great this season, and so there are more than a few red flags flying over this deal.

That said, Higuain is undeniably one of Europe’s best-known forwards, and he’s built up a reputation over the years for being a lethal goalscorer wherever he’s gone – and particularly under Sarri at Napoli.

Would he be able to score so frequently at Stamford Bridge? That’s to be determined, but Chelsea certainly need a lethal forward. Whether this one happens, though, remains to be seen.


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