Chelsea loan star Gonzalo Higuain has an offer from Hebei China Fortune this summer, according to claims from Tuttomercatoweb.
The Italian news outlet states that the Blues are reluctant to complete the permanent signing of the Argentina international, who could be on his way to the Far East in the current transfer window.
Higuain is still on the books at Juventus, but with Maurizio Sarri currently at the helm at Stamford Bridge, whether or not he would be signed permanently by Chelsea was uncertain.
However, TMW reports that the Blues have decided against activating their option to buy him for €36 million this summer.
Nevertheless, Higuain is hardly an unwanted man. It is stated that Hebei have established an interest in recruiting the ex-Real Madrid front-man, and are looking to lure him to the Chinese Super League with a lucrative offer.
A contract worth €13 million per season is said to have been tabled as they pursue the on-loan Chelsea forward ahead of next season.
Why not signing Higuain is a good decision from Chelsea
Higuain is 31-years-old. There is little longevity to be had by signing him permanently.
Higuain’s impact at Chelsea hasn’t been instant, and he has displayed a failure to adapt to the pace and demands of the Premier League.
Higuain has progressively become more immobile as the years have gone by. Chelsea need a more agile, dynamic attacker who can involve himself in build-up play.
Higuain was once a reliable goalscorer at the highest level. Now, however, this is not the case, and Chelsea need dependable figures in this transitional period.