Gonzalo Higuain reveals he did not join Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea this summer because the club chiefs did not want him.
Sarri was linked with a move for Higuain when he took charge at Chelsea, but a transfer never materialised and the striker joined AC Milan instead.
Higuain set a new Serie A scoring record at Napoli under Sarri’s guidance and Chelsea fans were excited at the prospect of the 30-year-old joining his former manager at Stamford Bridge.
Sarri did contact Higuain about a reunion, but the forward claims Chelsea’s reluctance pushed him towards Milan.
‘Sarri was the only one to want me at Chelsea,’ Higuain said. ‘Everybody wanted me at AC Milan, while in London I was only wanted by the manager.
‘AC Milan insisted to sign me, Elliott did a big effort for me and Leonardo, Maldini and Gattuso know the club very well. I really appreciated their approach during the negotiation.’ Read more