Chelsea have agreed a deal with Juventus to sign Gonzalo Higuain on loan until the end of the campaign, according to Sky in Italy.
It is understood the loan could then be extended for another 12 months subject to some conditions.
Higuain has been on loan at AC Milan from Juventus since the start of the campaign, with an option to buy at the end of the term.
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is understood to be interested in bringing Gonzalo Higuain to Stamford Bridge , despite concerns from the club’s board.
According to Sky Sports, Chelsea’s chief-executive Marina Granovskaia is not convinced Higuain is the answer to the club’s striker problems.
Higuain came off the bench for the final 20 minutes of AC Milan’s 1-0 Super Cup loss to Juventus.
Over the weekend Gattuso appeared to confirm Higuain was interested in leaving the San Siro, saying “when a player makes up his mind it becomes hard to convince them otherwise”.
However, he has backtracked on those comments saying: “He still hasn’t told me he wants to leave, I am still waiting. You know what I mean.”