AC Milan’s Argentine forward Gonzalo Higuain is seen on the pitch ahead of Supercoppa Italiana final between Juventus and AC Milan at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah on January 16, 2019. (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP)
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Gonzalo Higuain will reportedly arrive in London on Tuesday to complete his move to Chelsea.

Higuain is currently on loan at AC Milan from Juventus, with the 31-year-old scoring eight times in 22 appearances for the San Siro outfit during the 2018-19 campaign.

The Argentine has been strongly linked with a move to Chelsea in recent weeks, however, with Olivier Giroud struggling for goals this season and Alvaro Morata on the verge of leaving the club.

Higuain, who will reportedly pocket £270,000 a week in wages at Chelsea, will arrive in the English capital on Tuesday to officially complete his loan move to the Premier League club, according to The Express.

The same report has claimed that Chelsea, who suffered a 2-0 defeat at Arsenal on Saturday, will have the option to extend the deal by a further 12 months at the end of the season.

Higuain has scored close to 300 goals during his professional career, which has also included spells with River Plate, Real Madrid and Napoli.

At the national level Higuaín only managed one goal in nine appearances during Argentina’s troublesome qualifying campaign for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia

In May 2018, however, Higuaín was included in Jorge Sampaoli’s final 23-man Argentina squad for the tournament.

He appeared in all three group matches for Argentina, but went scoreless throughout the competition, and did not feature in the round of 16 match against France on 30 June, which saw Argentina eliminated from the World Cup following a 4–3 defeat.

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