Gonzalo Higuain says he intends to stay at Stamford Bridge next season

Gonzalo Higuain says he intends to stay at Stamford Bridge next season

- Gonzalo Higuian wishes to play in the Premier League for Chelsea next season

- The former Argentine international is currently on loan from Juventus

- Higuain has scored three goals in eight Premier League appearances this season

Gonzalo Higuain has revealed he intends to remain at Chelsea in the coming season.

The Chelsea striker joined the Blues on loan in January from his parent club Juventus, until the end of the season.

Maurizio Sarri has insisted that the 31-year-old needs time to improve his game after scoring three goals in eight Premier League games.

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"I want to do as well as I can so I can be here for next season," Higuain said.

"I came here and I wanted to stay. It's a good city, you live well and you can be relaxed but also enjoy yourself - so my intention is to stay here."

He scored a brace on his home debut against Huddersfield in February, but has not netted since the Blues' 2-1 win over Fulham in March at Craven Cottage.

The west London side have the option to buy him for £31.3m, or to extend his loan deal until June 2020 for £15.6m.

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"I'm happy here," Higuain told the Chelsea website. "It's always nice to try a new league and it's my first taste of the Premier League.

"Obviously it's a period where I'm adapting but I'm hoping that, although I've only got a short time, I can finish well.

"The best thing we can do is qualify for the Champions League and hopefully win the Europa League too."

Chelsea host West Ham at Stamford Bridge and a win against the Hammers will move them up to fifth on the log.

Then travel to the Czech Republic to face Slavia Prague for the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final on Thursday, April 11.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Gonzalo Higuain announced his retirement from international football with his country Argentina.

The Chelsea loanee has made 75 appearances for the Albiceleste scoring 31 goals but has not played since their ouster at the 2018 World Cup.

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