Maurizio Sarri admits uncertainty over Gonzalo Higuaín’s Chelsea future

• Manager keen to extend striker’s stay beyond the summer
• Sarri says Higuaín must ‘improve physically and mentally’

Maurizio Sarri has admitted he is unsure whether Chelsea will be able to secure the permanent signing of Gonzalo Higuaín from Juventus, but is ready to lean on the Argentinian forward over the last two months of this season.

Higuaín, who spent the first half of the season on loan at Milan, moved to Stamford Bridge in January on a similar arrangement with Sarri having championed the 31-year-old’s signing. The Italian had worked with the forward at his former club Napoli, where Higuaín had scored 36 goals in 35 Serie A fixtures in 2015-16.

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