Premier League side, Chelsea will not extend striker Gonzalo Higuain's loan spell in the summer, with the Blues deciding to send the Argentinian back to Juventus after the Europa League final.
The 31-year-old has struggled to make an impact in England, managing to score only five goals in 21 appearances so far, with the Blues having an option to extend the loan for another season for £15.7 million or buy him outright for £31.6m.
Chelsea will NOT extend Gonzalo Higuain's loan beyond this season and will send him back to Juventus, reports the Daily Mail ❌— Goal (@goal) May 15, 2019
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According to Dailymail, the Blues do not expect Higuain to improve and will not extend his loan spell despite them set to undergo a FIFA transfer ban. The club had devoted a great deal and time to sign him from his existing loan deal from AC Milan, but with his poor returns, it is unlikely that he will be seen at Stamford Bridge next season.
The report also states that Juventus for their part do not want the Argentinian to return because he has two years left on his lucrative contract, considering that they already have Cristiano Ronaldo in their ranks and are expected to further bolster their squad in the summer.
It will be interesting to see how manager Maurizio Sarri reacts to this decision, considering that he is a big fan of the striker after he starred for Napoli during their time in the Serie A.