- Maurizio Sarri is looking to sell Giroud and Alvaro Morata to sign Gonzalo Higuain
- The 59-year-old was unveiled as Chelsea's new manager after Conte was sacked
- The Italian tactician has worked with Higuain while he was manager with Napoli
Chelsea new coach Maurizio Sarri is reportedly willing to sacrifice both Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata in order to sign Gonzalo Higuain from Juventus.
The Italian coach was appointed as the Blues’ new manager on Saturday, July,14, on a three-year deal after Antonio Conte was finally sacked on Friday.
The 59-year-old is wasting no time in bolstering his squad, with Chelsea announcing the signing of Jorginho from Napoli in a deal worth up to £57m.
According to The Mirror, Sarri is ready to raid Juventus for striker Higuain, a former old Napoli boy and the report states he is offering Spaniard Morata as bait.
Juventus are believed to be willing to sell the 30-year-old Argentine, who they signed two years ago after their blockbuster capture of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid.
The Turin giants are looking to recoup a similar figure to what they paid Napoli for the Argentine hitman.
And Giroud, who only arrived in from Arsenal in January, looks like he could be another casualty of the new regime.
The Frenchman, who could win the World Cup today with Le Bleus, may soon be looking for another club after the tournament.
The Frenchman was signed by Stamford Bridge officials as an alternative to Morata but the arrival of Higuain would push him down the pecking order.
The 31-year-old who only has 12 months left on his contract, would not be short of suitors should Chelsea look to cash in.
Sarri is keen to work with Higuain again after the striker scored 36 goals in 35 league games under him during the 2015/16 campaign.
Morata moved to the Premier League a year ago from Madrid for £58m and after a bright start, he has struggled to adapt to English football and wants out as AC Milan monitor his situation.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Chelsea have officially announced the signing of Jorginho from Serie A side, Napoli.
The Italian international completed his medicals in London as he joins his former Napoli coach, Mauricio Sarri, who was also unveiled as manager of the Blues.
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