A big money signing is always going to have repercussions, especially at the highest level. Often, these repercussions can be hugely positive, especially if they go on to have a huge impact at the club. However, often less thought of are the negative results of a deal.
It’s a move that would undoubtedly generate a few negative responses from fans, but it seems likely that a few players would object, too.
After all, the 30-year-old – who is rated at £49.5 million by Transfer Markt – is a top-class forward, and whilst Chelsea’s midfielders would likely love to see him at Stamford Bridge, the reality is that some will be negatively affected by his arrival if he were to join.
Perhaps, then, a few departures could be on the horizon if Higuain ends up in SW6. But who could leave? Let’s take a look…