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Sarri: Chelsea 'working hard' on Higuain deal, Morata suffering 'difficult' moment

With Gonzalo Higuain set to be loaned out to Chelsea by Milan, the FC guys question if he'll be able to solve Chelsea's woes in front of goal.

LONDON -- Maurizio Sarri has said Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia is "working very hard" to conclude a deal to sign Gonzalo Higuain on loan.

Sources told ESPN FC on Wednesday that Chelsea are close to signing Higuain from Juventus on an initial six-month loan deal with an option to buy after Sarri was present in a meeting between Granovskaia and Nicolas Higuain -- the striker's brother and agent -- in London.

Confirmation of the deal has not come in time for Higuain to be eligible...

AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso banned one game for referee protest

Cristiano Ronaldo's second-half header secured Juventus' first Italian Super Cup since 2015 against 10-man AC Milan, in Saudi Arabia.

AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso has been given a one-game touchline ban for confronting the referee at the end of Wednesday night's Supercoppa.

Gattuso protested with the officials for not giving what he felt was a clear penalty for a foul by Emre Can on Andrea Conti late on in his side's 1-0 defeat to Juventus.

The Lega Serie A released their disciplinary statement on Thursday and it stated that Gattuso would be banned for one game and fined €15,000 for "shouting at the referee at the end...

Chelsea close to completing Higuain loan deal with Juventus - sources

With Gonzalo Higuain set to be loaned out to Chelsea by Milan, the FC guys question if he'll be able to solve Chelsea's woes in front of goal.
Cristiano Ronaldo's second-half header secured Juventus' first Italian Super Cup since 2015 against 10-man AC Milan, in Saudi Arabia.
The FC crew answer your tweets on how far Juventus will go in European and domestic competitions, the chances Real Madrid and Juve do a Dybala-Isco swap & more.

Chelsea are close to completing a deal to sign Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain on an initial six-month loan deal, sources have confirmed to ESPN FC.

The agreement will give Chelsea the option to either buy Higuain -- who had made clear his desire to cut short a loan spell at AC Milan -- next summer or extend the loan for a further 12 months.

Chelsea accelerated talks with Juventus and Milan on Wednesday after the two clubs contested the Italian Supercoppa in Jeddah, which Juve won 1-0, after deciding...

Gonzalo Higuain focused on AC Milan or is 'a good actor' - Gennaro Gattuso

Paolo Bandini says Milan are not convinced about allowing Gonzalo Higuain to join Chelsea, but the club aren't necessarily committed to him long term either.
With Gonzalo Higuain enduring an inconsistent season at Milan, the FC crew assess whether he is worth the price for top-four hopefuls Chelsea.
Gonzalo Higuain's first goal since Oct. 28 lifted goal-hungry Milan to victory and earned him a place among the top goals in Serie A on Matchday 19.

AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso says that Gonzalo Higuain has either been honest with him about wanting to stay or he is a good actor after insisting the forward has given no indication he wants to leave the Serie A club.

Higuain has been linked with a reunion with his former Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea, but Gattuso says there is no sign that the former Juventus forward wants to leave the Rossoneri this winter.

"He's never been to me to say he wants to leave and I'm still waiting," Gattuso...