£30.7m offer accepted: Chelsea cleared to announce transfer of second summer signing

The transfer saga involving Gonzalo Higuain’s loan move to Chelsea appears to have reached a conclusion. According to reports from Italy, AC Milan have agreed to sign Genoa forward Krzysztof Piatek as a replacement for the Argentine forward.

Sky Sport Italia claims that Genoa have lowered their transfer demands from £35million to around £30.7m. The Polish hotshot is expected to sign a five-year contract worth £1.75m per season.

This comes as good news for Chelsea regarding the transfer of Higuain as Milan are expected to sanction the transfer today. The Blues have already agreed to pay a loan fee of around £7.9 million with an option to extend by 12 months. The London club can also make the move permanent for £31.5m.

Higuain is keen to reunite with former boss Maurizio Sarri and could be confirmed as a Chelsea player today ahead of the Carabao Cup tie against Tottenham on Thursday. His arrival is expected to pave the way for the confirmation of a loan exit for Alvaro Morata.

Morata has agreed on personal terms with Atletico Madrid as he seeks to rejuvenate his career back home in Spain.

Higuain has scored over 250 career goals and would be expected to bring much-needed firepower to the attack.