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 Sarri’s 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 Chelsea’s offer.

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