It would seem Chelsea will have to struggle to get their hands on Gonzalo Higuain during the winter transfer market.
The player is currently out on loan at AC Milan from parent club Juventus and AC Milan coach Gattuso is adamant that the Argentine striker is not going anywhere, let alone Chelsea.
“You’re packaging them up and sending them away. It’s Christmas time, so you’re wrapping them up and putting them under trees. All the things you write about the transfer market and Financial Fair Play are things the club hasn’t had to deal with yet.”
“No-one has come to tell me ‘we’ll sign him outright’ or ‘we won’t sign him outright’. These are things I’ve only heard from you in the media. I know we have constraints and we can’t do much on the market, but it’s you who keep saying we have to sell [Hakan] Calhanoglu, Suso, Higuain… For me that’s not the case.
“I’m keeping Higuain close to me,” said Gattuso. “I don’t understand the market rumours about him. He’s not having a great time of it, like the rest of the team, but we’re fourth in the table and therefore we must give it as little thought as possible.”