Sarri claims Higuain close but not available for Spurs clash

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has revealed that Gonzalo Higuain is close to sealing his move to Stamford Bridge and will not be available for the Carabao cup the second leg against Tottenham Hotspurs.

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“Ah, it’s impossible,” Sarri said. “I don’t know [if there will be any problems] because I have to speak with the doctor. I didn’t see him before. Then I have to speak to the club. For tomorrow, I think, it’s impossible. He told ChelseaTV

“I know they have been trying to sign the contract with him today… they are still a few hours from getting it done. We hope he brings goals, that he starts scoring for us.

“He’s also very good at other aspects, other than just goals, but that’s what we are hoping for. He has had some difficulties recently, but we’re hoping we can raise him back to his best form.

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“He’s a very strong striker. Especially in my first season in Naples. He did very well. He scored 36 goals in 35 matches in Serie A. That season he scored 39 goals. So he did very, very well. For sure, he is one of the best strikers in my career.

“He played four seasons for Real Madrid, I think. I think he has the right experience to play here.”

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