AC MILAN boss Gennaro Gattuso has confirmed striker Gonzalo Higuain wants to leave the club.
The Argentine international is on loan there from Juventus, but Chelsea have been linked with a January move for the 31-year-old.
EPA4 Gonzalo Higuain has reportedly told AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso he wants to leave
Sky Sports is reporting that Higuain has told Gattuso that he wants to leave the club this month.
Gattuso's team beat Sampdoria 2-0 in extra time to reach the Coppa Italia quarter-finals and afterwards the coach admitted he faced a fight to keep the 31-year-old Higuain at the club.
He told Milan TV: "We have a very open relationship, we say things to each others faces, Gattuso told Milan TV.
"There is great honesty. When a player makes certain choices, it becomes difficult to convince him otherwise. One can try.