Gattuso jokingly says he will hide Higuain in his apartment from joining Chelsea

Gattuso jokingly says he will hide Higuain in his apartment from joining Chelsea

- Gennaro Gattuso is currently not happy Higuain wants to leave AC Milan

- The Argentine international has been linked with a move to join Chelsea

- The 31-year-old wants to reunite with his former manager Maurizio Sarri

AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso has revealed he wants to do everything to keep wantaway striker Gonzalo Higuain from leaving the club.

The San Siro legend jokingly said he wished he could hide the Argentine in his apartment when he made the statement to reporters.

The former Italy midfielder is not happy either with the 31-year-old striker who could join his former manager Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea.

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The center-forward has been linked with a move in January to Stamford Bridge as Sarri is looking to replace misfiring striker Alvaro Morata.

And Gattuso has confirmed Higuain has told him he wants to leave Milan.

The Italian said: "When a player makes up his mind it becomes hard to convince them otherwise.

He added: "I have a relationship with him that features great honesty - we say things to one another's face.

"At the moment, he's our player and we're holding on tightly to him.

"I don't know what will happen. If it was up to me, I'd keep him at my house and feed him my dinner!"

Higuain equaled the all-time Serie A goal scoring record in the 2015/16 season under Sarri during his spell at Napoli.

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The ex-Real Madrid star is currently on a season-long loan from Juventus and has scored eight goals so far in all competitions for Milan.

Higuain's arrival at Stamford Bridge will hasten Morata's exit who was not listed in the Blues 2-1 victory over Newcastle at the weekend.

Morata has been linked with three Spanish sides including Sevilla, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona despite being an outcast at Chelsea.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso has admitted that Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain wants to leave San Siro.

The 31-year is who currently on loan from Juventus has been linked with a move to solve Chelsea's attacking problems in January.

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