Chelsea will have to act fast if they want to sign Gonzalo Higuain as AC Milan are close to securing a loan move with an option to buy for the Juventus striker.
AC Milan is Chelsea’s main rivals to the Argentina international’s signature and they took a major step to finalize a transfer on Monday night.
AC Milan’s new sporting director Leonardo met with Higuain’s brother and agent Nicolas for three hours of talks.
It is believed AC Milan have proposed paying a loan fee worth £16m to Juventus with the proviso of spending another £32.1m to sign him for good next summer.
More talks are scheduled between Juventus, who had hoped to accrue up to £57m for the forward, and AC Milan on Tuesday.