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Chelsea set to land Serie A duo

Maurizio Sarri will make Gonzalo Higuain his first signing if he as announced as Chelsea manager this summer, according to reports.

The Napoli boss, who guided his side to a second placed finish in Serie A this season, is the favourite to be named the next Chelsea boss, with Antonio Conte expected to leave Stamford Bridge in the coming weeks after a disappointing fifth placed finish.

Sarri has confirmed the existence of a break clause in his Napoli deal, while the club’s president, Aurelio De Laurentiis, is reportedly already speaking to Carlo Ancelotti about replacing him.

And should be make the switch to South West London, Tuttosport claim Sarri will make Gonzalo Higuain his first signing.

The Argentine controversially moved to rivals Juventus at the end of that season, however it is thought he will now be allowed to leave the Serie A champions this summer.

Juve boss Max Allegri will permit Higuain to leave the club for the right fee in order to fund moves for Antoine Griezmann and Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata, who spent two seasons with The Old Lady between 2014/16.

Morata moved to Chelsea last summer as a club record signing, but has struggled to adapt to English football, managing just 11 top flight goals all season.