Gossip: Chelsea 'in talks' with Gonzalo Higuain, Jadon Sancho rejects talk of Premier League move

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Yahoo Sport UK looks over all the latest news and rumours with 20 days of the January transfer window remaining.

Deals have been slow to happen so far, but with the title race, Champions League qualification and relegation battle all hotting up, expect plenty of business over the next three weeks.

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Chelsea target Higuain

Chelsea desperately need a top class striker to spearhead their top four push and are in talks over a move for Gonzalo Higuain.

The Argentine is currently on loan at AC Milan but has not settled at the San Siro.

He has struggled for form and, according to The Telegraph, Chelsea are now in talks with Juventus.

Come riporta ‘Tuttosport’, il Milan e la Juvenus hanno spedito al mittente la proposta del Chelsea, che è disposto solo al prestito per Higuain.
Come riporta ‘Tuttosport’, il Milan e la Juvenus hanno spedito al mittente la proposta del Chelsea, che è disposto solo al prestito per Higuain.

Juve are keen for the switch to be permanent, while Chelsea want to sign him on loan.

Maurizio Sarri worked with Higuain at Napoli and wants the move to be done, but Chelsea would be reluctant to splash £30m plus on a player over the age of 30.

If Chelsea do get their man, Alvaro Morata would be allowed to leave, with Atletico Madrid and Sevilla interested.

Fulham, Crystal Palace and Everton are all interested in Michy Batshuayi, who had his loan spell at Valencia cut short due to poor form.

Barca on the prowl

Morata is not the only Chelsea player wanted in Spain, with Barcelona having a bid for Willian rejected, according to multiple reports.

Barca’s interest in Willian is not new, and they offered a cash-plus-player deal thought to be worth £50m to Chelsea. Malcom was the player they offered.

Barcelona want to sign Willian and are willing to send Malcolm to Chelsea to get the deal done
Barcelona want to sign Willian and are willing to send Malcolm to Chelsea to get the deal done

The Blues have no interest in letting Willian go though and rejected the bid straight out.

Malcom only moved to the Nou Camp in the summer from Bordeaux, but has started just one La Liga game.

The Brazilian is just 21 and Willian turned 30 in August, meaning a deal might be tempted in the long-term for Chelsea, but with Callum Hudson-Odoi potentially moving to Bayern Munich, Chelsea are reluctant to let another wide man go.

Happy in Germany

England starlet Jadon Sancho has rubbished any talk of him moving to the Premier League in the near future.

The Borussia Dortmund winger has been linked with a move back to England after starring for the Bundesliga leaders this year, but insists he is ‘happy’ in Germany.

All of the big six have been talked about as potential destinations.

Jadon Sancho is not looking to move to the Premier League in the near future
Jadon Sancho is not looking to move to the Premier League in the near future

“I just want to play football and I’m getting that opportunity here. I’m happy right now,” Sancho said.

“Going abroad wasn’t really a big deal. Since I was young I’ve always been away from home so I was comfortable. I thought ‘why not Germany?’ and look what’s happened now.

“There were some people that said they weren’t really sure because it’s a big step moving away from home and everyone that I’m close to but I think it’s worked out really well.”


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