GONZALO HIGUAIN is "almost certain" to be sent back to Juventus after flopping at Chelsea on loan, according to reports.
The 31-year-old has scored just three goals since joining the Blues – two against relegated Huddersfield in February and one against Fulham, who are also going into the Championship, last month.
Getty – Contributor1 Higuain is 'almost certain' to go back to Juve, according to reports
Higuain was brought in at the insistence of boss Maurizio Sarri but has proved a resounding failure.
And because of that, Gazzetta dello Sport say it's very likely Chelsea will not make his loan deal permanent in the summer.
Higuain – who is the latest in a growing line of Chelsea's costly duds – will return to Turin, where they must decide what to do with him.
Juventus are in a spot of bother themselves following their Champions League exit to Ajax.
And they face a tough call on what to do next with the Argentina star, who still has two years remaining on his contract.
Chelsea fans will probably be glad to see the back of Higuain.
They begged Sarri – who had Higuain play for him at Napoli – to ditch the striker after he fired a blank against Liverpool last weekend.
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His exit could be good news for Olivier Giroud, too.
The former Arsenal frontman insists he will walk away from Stamford Bridge if he is not guaranteed game time.
With one fewer name ahead of him, Sarri may be more willing to turn to the World Cup winner, especially as they await the outcome of their transfer ban appeal.