Striker flying to London to complete Chelsea FC move

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AC Milan produced an inspired second-half showing to move up into fourth place in Serie A with a convincing 2-0 win over Genoa without the services of star striker Gonzalo Higuain.

The 31-year-old is a Juventus player on loan at Milan.

Milan are hopeful of signing Genoa striker Krzysztof Piatek, enabling Higuain's move to Chelsea.

Chelsea have until 12pm on Wednesday to complete a deal for Higuain if they want him to be in the squad for Thursday's semi-final second leg with Tottenham at Stamford Bridge, according to EFL regulations.

Higuain, who is on loan to Milan from Juventus, is set to cut short his spell with the Rossoneri in order to move to the Premier League to be reunited with Maurizio Sarri, who he played for at Napoli. If you want to create mess (regarding the Chelsea transfer), I'm not the right person for you in this sense, ' Higuain said.

Higuain became a Juventus and Serie A record-signing when he moved to Turin in 2016 for €90 million, after scoring a league-record 36 goals under Sarri at Napoli in the previous campaign.

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We have had some tough years at the club but it's a challenge for us to get to where we as a club should be'. I thought we played some great stuff at times. "Whenever you win games of football, you enjoy it".

Luckily, Chelsea hierarchy have shown great determination to help the manager salvage his first season at Stamford Bridge.

West London Sport revealed, though, that Fulham were interested in the former England centre-back.

"When he feels like he does have the backing of his coach, when he feels like he is an important player and a focal point of the team then he will thrive".

Chelsea boss Sarri defaulted to his native Italian and used an interpreter to ensure his message was delivered loud and clear following last Saturday's loss to Arsenal.

Former Real Madrid and Napoli forward Higuain has had a hard season in Milan since moving from Juventus to make way for Cristiano Ronaldo. Sevilla and Barcelona have both shown interest in the Spaniard, but a loan deal to Atletico Madrid appears most likely after they refused to buy him outright.

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