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Gonzalo Higuain will join Chelsea, admits AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso

Gonzalo Higuain during the Serie A match between Udinese and AC Milan at Stadio Friuli on November 4, 2018 in Udine, Italy.
Image: Gonzalo Higuain looks set for a loan move to the Premier League

AC Milan head coach Gennaro Gattuso says he "accepts" Gonzalo Higuain's decision to leave after dropping him from their squad to face Genoa.

Higuain has been linked with a move to Chelsea to rejoin his former head coach at Napoli, Maurizio Sarri.

Sky in Italy reported Higuain, who is on loan at AC Milan from Juventus, has agreed to move to Stamford Bridge until the end of the season, when Chelsea will then have the option to buy the Argentina striker.

Maurizio Sarri congratulates Gonzalo Higuain after this record-breaking feat
Image: Higuain would be reunited with his former Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea

Gattuso said: "I accept his decision. Surely he could have done more and maybe we could have helped him fit in better.

"I want to be honest with you all. We had a poor training session today due to all these rumours. We spoke after the training session and I did not consider him ready for this game."

 during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea FC at Molineux on December 5, 2018 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.
Image: Alvaro Morata was a £57m signing from Real Madrid in 2017

The 31-year-old was left on the bench for Milan's Supercoppa Italiana defeat to Juventus in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.

Gattuso confirmed Higuain will be left out once again when Milan, who are sixth in Serie A, face Genoa on Monday.

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Any deal for Higuain would see Alvaro Morata leave Chelsea. The Spaniard, who joined from Real Madrid for £57m in July 2017, is close to completing his move to Atletico Madrid.

Morata was left out of Chelsea's 18-man squad as they lost 2-0 at Arsenal on Saturday.

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