Gonzalo Higuaín left out of Milan squad as Chelsea move nears

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AC Milan's Tiemoue Bakayoko Ignazio Abate and Lucas Paqueta applaud fans at the end of the Serie A match against Genoa CFC

After Gennaro Gattuso left striker Gonzalo Higuain out of his squad for Monday's clash with Genoa as he closes in on a move to Chelsea, the AC Milan coach claimed that he has made peace with the player's decision to depart.

While this amount is pretty close to what Genoa want for the centre-forward but reports suggest that Piatek will not be joining the London club.

Coincidentally, Genoa's Krzysztof Piatek looks set to replace Higuain at the San Siro after Milan reached an agreement for the Poland worldwide.

It is believed that the forward will travel to London to put the finishing touches on his move to Chelsea.

Higuain, who is on loan to Milan from Juventus, is set to cut short his spell with the Rossoneri in order to move to the Premier League to be reunited with Maurizio Sarri, who he played for at Napoli.

'I want to be honest with you all.

The Argentine only played as a substitute on Wednesday as Milan lost the Supercoppa Italiana against Juventus.

The deal for Higuain is a complicated one, given negotiations must involve Milan and his parent club Juventus.

Higuain's arrival will be met with much glee by the Chelsea faithful as the last time he worked under the tutelage of Sarri he scored 36 league goals.

Sarri said then that a new arrival could galvanise a team he has found "extremely hard to motivate".

And Sky Sport Italia confirmed Sarri while speaking with Higuain on Friday evening informed him that his move to Chelsea "is only a matter of days".

It helped to secure Arsenal's second league win over Chelsea in 15 league meetings, stretching back into Arsene Wenger's reign which ended in May.

Such comments place a great deal of expectation on former Real Madrid striker Higuain, who has no experience of English domestic football.

"I don't think a player playing at this level can be afraid of facing up to their own responsibilities", Sarri said.

"I frustrated [Jose] Mourinho".

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