West Ham ‘make loan offer to Juventus for Gonzalo Higuain’ with former Chelsea striker potentially set for second chance to shine in London
- West Ham are reportedly trying to sign former Chelsea striker Gonzalo Higuain
- Sky Sport Italia claim that the Hammers have proposed a season-long loan deal
- Juventus would prefer to sell the 31-year-old outright for around £40million
West Ham United are reportedly trying to recruit former Chelsea striker Gonzalo Higuain from Juventus.
The 31-year-old spent the final four months of last season on loan at Stamford Bridge, scoring five goals in 18 matches for the Blues.
After failing to secure a permanent move to Chelsea, Higuain returned to Turin where he has two more years on his Juventus contract.
Former Chelsea striker Gonzalo Higuain is reportedly wanted by fellow Londoners West Ham
But Higuain’s future at Juve seems far from clear as the Italian champions are now managed by former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri — the man who brought him to London in January.
Higuain could yet be afforded another chance to shine in the English capital, though as, according to Sky Sport Italia, West Ham have proposed a season-long loan deal to bring him to the London Stadium.
It’s claimed Juventus would prefer to sell the striker outright and are said to value him at around £40million. West Ham’s loan offer would likely include an option to buy.
West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has made sourcing a new frontman his top priority this summer after last season’s leading scorer Marko Arnautovic joined Chinese club Shanghai SIPG on Monday.
The Hammers had been keen to sign Maxi Gomez from Celta Vigo but he now seems set to join Valencia.
Maurizio Sarri is the new man in charge at Juventus after working with Higuain, 31, last season