Gonzalo Higuain: Chelsea set to terminate Argentine's deal after loan spell

Gonzalo Higuain: Chelsea set to terminate Argentine's deal after loan spell

- Gonzalo Higuain could return to his parent club Juventus ahead of next season

- The 31-year-old spent the last six months at Stamford Bridge but was unable to impress the fans

- Higuain scored just five goals in 14 matches for the Blues in the Premier League in the second half of the season

Premier League giants Chelsea have reportedly concluded plans to end Gonzalo Higuain’s loan deal this summer.

The Argentine forward joined the Blues on a short term deal from Italian League champions Juventus in January.

But the attacker failed to impress at the Stamford Bridge - scoring just five goals in 21 appearances in all competitions.

SunSport quoting The Mail claims Chelsea chiefs are not interested in giving the 31-year-old a permanent contract at the Bridge.

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The Blues were said to have backed their manager Maurizio Sarri in his quest to land Higuain from his loan spell at AC Milan in January while he heads to London.

They were also said to have paid a hefty fee to sign the Argentine star until the end of the recently concluded campaign.

Meanwhile, his reign at the club was no different to that of Alvaro Morata, who was sent on loan to Atletico Madrid during the winter transfer window.

Before embarking on loan move in January, Morata played 16 Premier League matches and scored just five goals.

The same number of goals Higuain scored after featuring in 14 English topflight encounters in the second half of the season.

Meanwhile, the Sun reports that the Blues will cancel their £30 million bid for the Juventus striker this summer.

The Blues also have the option to extend Higuain’s spell by another year for £15m.

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But he will instead be sent back to Turin, with Juve then expected to find another club to pay his £300,000-a-week wages.

The Europe League finalists will not be able to sign new players this summer owing to the two transfer window ban placed on them.

Though they tried appealing the ban but they lost the proceedings - meaning they are restricted to signing players until next summer.. They are currently unable to re-sign Higuain even if they wanted to.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Gonzalo Higuain has 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.

"I've made the decision because I want to enjoy my family, I want to spend time with my daughter and at the same time I feel that I gave my country everything I could," Higuain said.

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