Chelsea make final transfer decision on Gonzalo Higuain

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His side failed to score for the third time in their last five Premier League games at Stamford Bridge, raising more questions about Chelsea's need for a top-class striker in the January transfer window.

Alvaro Morata - who was tipped as a potential option in a swap deal for Higuain in some reports - has not scored in the league since the first week of October while Olivier Giroud's only league goal in 2018-19 was a late consolation in Sarri's first Blues defeat at the hands of Tottenham.

Chelsea started struggling striker Alvaro Morata up front in hopes of the Spain global rediscovering his goal-scoring form but debutant Saints' goalkeeper Angus Gunn was the star in an otherwise lacklustre Premier League encounter.

But the Italian, who has deployed Eden Hazard as a centre-forward in some recent matches, added that he has made his feelings known to the club's hierarchy.

Chelsea confirmed on Wednesday that they had reached an agreement with Borussia Dortmund over a €64million transfer for the United States global. We have to try to solve the problem.

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He said: "I think it is easier for me because I know how he [Sarri] works and I know what he wants from me on the pitch".

However, while the Blues secured his signature, Sarri was as surprised as anyone at the move being completed, albeit club officials had asked for his assessment of the player.

"I'm not in charge of the market".

Having announced the signing of Borussia Dortmund midfielder Christian Pulisic earlier in the day, Chelsea are planning ahead following a season of inconsistent displays from Willian and Pedro on the right flank.

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