Chelsea FC will not be signing 31-year-old striker this month

Mae Harvey
January 5, 2019

Sarri is still eager to reunite with Higuain as he looks for a new striker during the January transfer window, but Goal reports that Chelsea have now formally ended their interest in him.

Chelsea is now fourth in the table, three points ahead of Arsenal and six up on Manchester United for the last Champions League spot.

Chelsea announced the £57 million signing of Christian Pulisic on Wednesday, though the U.S. global will not arrive from Borussia Dortmund until the summer, whilst the club have also been credited with an interest in AC Milan striker Gonzalo Higuaín.

Giroud limped out of Chelsea's 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday, leaving the unconvincing Morata as their only recognised striker.

"On the bench I tried to do my job".

In a game of very few chances for either side, Maurizio Sarri will be concerned by his side's lack of cutting edge as the Blues failed to carve out the opportunities expected playing against a side in the bottom three, especially when playing at home.

"We have to try to solve the problem of the last 15, 20 metres".

As part of the transfer, Pulisic has been loaned back to Dortmund until the end of the season, meaning he will not be seen in the Premier League until the start of the 2019-20 campaign.

"I know very well Gonzalo, he is a simple and passionate guy who lives every situation with great enthusiasm".

The 31-year-old forward has since last year being a target for Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri as they both had smooth working relationship together at Napoli.

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