Former Juventus player, Gonzalo Higuain, has revealed why his move to English Premier League side, Chelsea, did not happen during the summer transfer window.
The striker stated that his reunion with the Blues head coach, Maurizio Sarri, did not happen because the club’s chiefs did not want him at the club.
Sarri wanted to sign the striker when he was appointed as head coach in Chelsea, but the deal did fall through and the Argentine had to join AC Milan.
Higuain had set a new Serie A scoring record at Napoli under the Blues boss, and this brought excitement to the club’s fans when there were plans to bring the player to Stamford Bridge.
Sarri contacted Higuain about a potential move to the London club, but the forward claims Chelsea’s reluctance pushed him to Milan.
“Sarri was the only one to want me at Chelsea,” Metro UK quoted Higuain as saying. “Everybody wanted me at AC Milan, while in London I was only wanted by the manager.
“AC Milan insisted to sign me, Elliott did a big effort for me and Leonardo, Maldini and Gattuso know the club very well. I really appreciated their approach during the negotiation.”