Roma desperate to sign £270,000-a-week Chelsea star

AS Roma are keen on signing Gonzalo Higuain this transfer window and have already made contact with his agent.

And the Italian club will have to signing the Argentinian striker from Juventus and not from Chelsea.

Roma could need a new striker as Edin Dzeko has been strongly linked with a move away from the Italian capital, with Inter Milan hoping to finalise a move.

It seems as though Gonzalo Higuain could be the man that the Giallorossi want to replace the Bosnia international once he returns from his loan spell with the Stamford Bridge club.

After spending the first half of the 2018/19 campaign at San Siro, the 31-year-old centre-forward joined the Premier League giants on a short-term deal until the end of the season.

He participated in 18 matches for the London side, netting five goals, and was an unused substitute in the Europa League final win over city rivals Arsenal.

Chelsea also have the option to either extend Gonzalo Higuain’s loan or sign him permanently, however, neither of those have yet been activated and does not look likely to be with Maurizio Sarri, who asked for the former Argentina international to be signed, set to leave west London club this summer.

Meanwhile, Chelsea offered Olivier Giroud a two-year deal as the Blues want to have an experienced striker at their disposal alongside young Tammy Abraham who had an exceptional season in the Championship, helping Aston Villa get the promotion and score 26 goals during the process.