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Chelsea set to sign Gonzalo Higuain as striker accepts offer

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Gonzalo Higuain is reportedly set to join Chelsea (Getty Images)

Chelsea are on the verge of signing Gonzalo Higuain, according to reports in Spain.

Maurizio Sarri is desperate to bolster his attacking options in the January transfer window and the Argentina international is one of his preferred targets this month.

Higuain thrived under Sarris guidance at Napoli and broke the Serie A record with 37 goals in the 2015/16 season.

According to Marca, the pair will now be reunited once again as Higuain has said yes to Chelseas offer.

The report also claims that the deal could now be finalised in the coming hours as Chelsea are willing to pay Higuains salary, as well as a potential €40 million (£36m) transfer fee to make the loan move permanent in the summer.

Higuain has struggled at AC Milan this season (Getty Images)

Higuain is currently on loan at AC Milan although the 31-year-old has struggled for form with just eight goals in 20 appearances this season.

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But Sarri is a huge admirer of Higuain and described the striker as a goal machine in an interview with Corriere dello Sport earlier this season.

I miss Higuain a great deal. I miss him because hell keep scoring goals until the day he dies, said the Chelsea manager.

He is a goal machine, a systematic and automatic jackpot.

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Higuains arrival could also pave the way for Alvaro Moratas exit at Stamford Bridge.

The Spain internationals agent has held talks with Sevillas sporting director over a potential return to La Liga on loan.

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