Reporter: Chelsea FC will need to sell duo to fund Gonzalo Higuain bid

Sky Sports News reporter Michael Bridge claims the Blues will need to sell two players to find move for Gonzalo Higuain

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri Photo: The Sport Review

Chelsea FC will need to offload Michy Batshuayi and Alvaro Morata before a deal for Gonzalo Higuain can be completed, according to Michael Bridge.

The Blues signed Morata in a £60m deal from La Liga giants Real Madrid last summer ahead of Diego Costa’s return to Atletico Madrid.

However, the Spanish striker struggled to maintain consistency throughout the season resulting in interest from Dortmund and Juventus.

Batshuayi enjoyed a successful loan stint at Dortmund in the second half of the 2017-18 season and could return to the German club.

New Chelsea FC manager Maurizio Sarri is thought to be keen to sign Higuain to improve his attacking options ahead of the new season.

The Argentina international could be on his way out following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo from Champions League winners Real Madrid.

Sky Sports News reporter Bridge believes Chelsea FC will need to sell before Higuain can complete a move to Chelsea FC.

“Sky Italy are reporting there has been contact over a move,” Bridge told the Transfer Talk podcast.

“It depends on potential departures. Morata is attracting interest from Dortmund and Milan. Dortmund will be looking to get Batshuayi on loan.”

Chelsea FC finished in fifth place in the Premier League table last season to miss out on a spot in the Champions League.

The Blues snapped up Italy international Jorginho in a £57m deal from Napoli earlier this summer.

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