Maurizio Sarri admits uncertainty over Gonzalo Higuaín’s Chelsea future

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Chelsea paid an preliminary €9m to comfortable the participant with options to extend the loan till June 2020 for a further €18m or signal him outright for €36m. It is unclear whether or not the ones options can be pursued ought to Fifa’s -window switch ban – the club’s enchantment could be heard subsequent Thursday – come into effect inside the summer time. Sarri requested whether or not he desired to keep Higuaín, stated: “Yes, of the route, however it relies upon on the membership, it relies upon on Juventus. It’s now not clean, the situation at the moment.”
Sarri has visible Higuaín labor in England and manages handiest three goals, against relegated Huddersfield Town and Fulham, in eleven appearances. Higuaín sat out the midweek win over Brighton & Hove Albion, wherein Olivier Giroud opened the scoring on his first league begin of the 12 months, however, should return towards West Ham United on Monday.
“Gonzalo has to enhance,” Sarri stated. “He has to improve physically and mentally, but I suppose additionally he might be able to be very beneficial for us within the last part of the season. You recognize thoroughly that it’s now not smooth inside the first months to play within the Premier League. It became a hassle additionally for Luis Suárez in the first season at Liverpool. He scored best four dreams [after joining in January 2011]. In the second season, he scored 17 dreams, so it’s not clean, especially for a striker, to play right now well inside the Premier League.
“He needs time to improve his bodily circumstance and time to be appropriate for the Premier League. I think he’s able to do it. Then, at the same time, we’re lucky due to the fact we’ve got Giroud. At the moment he’s in an excellent intellectual and physical circumstance. We ought to play each 3 days, so we’ll want each.”