Duncan Castles gives Chelsea FC transfer update on Gonzalo Higuain

Sunday Times reporter Duncan Castles says Chelsea FC are reluctant to spend big on Juve striker Gonzalo Higuain

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri Photo: The Sport Review

Chelsea FC are reluctant to pay a high transfer fee and high wages for Gonzalo Higuain, according to Sunday Times reporter Duncan Castles.

The Blues are in the market to sign a new striker in the summer transfer window following Alvaro Morata’s disappointing season.

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

The west London outfit have been linked with a move to sign the Argentina international to bolster Maurizio Sarri’s attack.

The FA Cup winners are being linked with a move to sign Higuain after Sarri worked with the South American forward at Napoli.

Higuain scored 36 goals in 35 games in the 2015-16 Serie A campaign to produce a career best return for a single season.

Sunday Times reporter Castles believes the Blues board are reluctant to match Juventus’ asking price for the 30-year-old.

“Sarri would take Higuain from Juventus,” Castles told the Transfer Window podcast.

“Juventus want to move him on. Chelsea are concerned about paying a high fee and high wages for a player in his 30s.”

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

The Blues were 1-0 winners against Manchester United in the FA Cup final at Wembley back in May.

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