Chelsea and AC Milan have reportedly reached an agreement to swap Alvaro Morata for Gonzalo Higuain when the transfer window reopens in January.
Both strikers have endured underwhelming campaigns, with Morata not even making the Chelsea squad for the last three Premier League matches while Higuain has not scored since October.
But according to Sport Mediaset, the two sides are ‘perfecting the final details’ of an exchange which is now described as inevitable, with just the nature of the swap still to be decided.
Technically, Higuain is still on loan at San Siro from Juventus, so the Italian champions must give their approval to the deal, but club bosses believe upcoming games against Frosinone and SPAL will be his final, goodbye appearances.
There are two options on the table, and the first would see Higuain’s loan at Milan terminated and he would move to Stamford Bridge on loan instead – with the possibility to make it permanent in the summer – with Morata going the other way on an 18-month loan of his own.