Emerging reports suggest that Gonzalo Higuain will end up in a Chelsea shirt if Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri gets the nod as Chelsea’s next manager upon the potential departure of Antonio Conte.

Chelsea ended the current campaign with a lackluster performance which culminated in a 3 nil loss away to Rafa Benitez’ Newcastle at St James’ Park.

Meanwhile, Conte’s future at Chelsea is in the balance and this may be irrespective of Chelsea’s next result in the final of the FA Cup against Manchester United at Wembley this Saturday. Recent speculations have placed Napoli boss Sarri as the frontrunner to replace Conte at Stamford Bridge.

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Tuttosport have claimed that Sarri will look to reunite with Higuain should he make the move to Stamford Bridge. The Argentine scored 35 goals in 36 games under Sarri at Napoli before his £79m release clause was paid by Juventus. Tuttosport have now disclosed that the Turin outfit will be willing to let Higuain leave for £44m this summer.

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In a chat with FourFourTwo, Napoli’s president Aurelio de Laurentiis in the course of discussing Sarri’s future said:

“Will Sarri be here for pre-season? I hope so.

“I clearly have fewer doubts than you if you’re asking that question, but I can’t hold anyone by force.

“We have an appointment next week.”