Chelsea FC have received a boost in their reported pursuit of Gonzalo Higuain after Juventus put him up for sale, according to reports in the Italian media.
Italian outlet Calciomercato is reporting that the Argentine striker is now considered to be surplus to requirements in Turin this summer and he could be on his way out of the Serie A club.
The report comes just days after Juventus was confirmed as Cristiano Ronaldo’s next destination after he announced that he will be leaving Real Madrid this summer.
The same story says that Juventus are prepared to sell Higuain this summer after Ronaldo’s arrival, and that could be a significant boost for Chelsea FC.
According to the same report, Higuain will be available for a transfer fee of around €54m to €55m this summer.
Meanwhile, Chelsea FC is believed to be on the lookout for a number of new signings this summer as they look to try and build a squad capable of winning the Premier League title next season.
The Blues will be looking to bounce back from their disappointment of missing out on Champions League qualification for next season after they finished fifth in the table and won the FA Cup last term.
Chelsea FC on verge of completing first summer signing – report
Chelsea FC is on the verge of completing a deal to sign Jorginho from Napoli this summer, according to reports in the British media.
Calciomercato is reporting that the Blues are set to bring the Brazil-born Italy international to Stamford Bridge along with manager Maurizio Sarri.
The same article claims that Jorginho has now travelled back to Naples from Milan, after having discussed the details of his move to Stamford Bridge.
The story says that the deal is “close” to happening as the west London side close in on their first signing of the summer transfer window.
The 26-year-old Italy midfielder scored two goals and made four assists in 33 Serie A games last season.
Chelsea FC will be looking to significantly strengthen their squad this summer as they look to try and build a team capable of challenging for the Premier League next season.
The Blues ended up in a disappointing fifth place in the Premier League table last season as they missed out on Champions League qualification for next term.
Chelsea FC did manage to end last season on a positive note by beating Manchester United in the FA Cup final to win their second major trophy under Antonio Conte.