Two of Europe's elite clubs, Chelsea and AC Milan have reportedly agreed to exchange their players, Alvaro Morata with Gonzalo Higuain.
According to reports in England and Italy, both the clubs have perfected the final details for the exchange.
The two exchanged strikers have had a bad season. For Morata lately he was not used by Maurizio Sarri in the last three Premier League matches.
While Higuain himself was unable to appear on Milan's front line because he had not scored since last October.
According to the same source, there were two options related to this exchange because Higuain himself was a Milan loan player from Juventus.
So that the Italian Serie A champions must give their approval to reach this player exchange agreement.
The first option is that Higuain's loan at Milan will have top end and he will be able move to Stamford Bridge on loan and can be settled at the end of the season by Chelsea. Then Morata will move to Milan on loan for 18 months.
The second option that can be chosen is Chelsea and Milan both exchanging the two players on loan. However, Higuain will return to Milan next summer.
Meanwhile, if Higuain joins Chelsea, he will be reunited with Sarri. Because Higuain had played under Sarri when he was at Napoli.
A potential swap deal would solve the immediate problem as Eden Hazard has played as a false nine with Morata and Olivier Giroud both struggling under Sarri.
The swap move appeals to both Higuain and Morata but the biggest issue is Higuain's age and that could be a sticking point to a permanent move. Hence the sixth-month deal.
On the other hand, The former Real Madrid and Juventus hitman Morata has been teed up for a move by his agents, who are trying to get him away from Stamford Bridge after 18 largely ineffective months.
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