Gonzalo Higuain’s agent-brother Nicolas ‘set to meet Roma on Monday’ to discuss move as West Ham-linked striker nears Juventus exit
- Gonzalo Higuain’s agent-brother Nicolas will reportedly meet Roma on Monday
- The Argentine striker is unwanted by new Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri
- Higuain spent last season on loan at Chelsea and was underwhelming
- West Ham were linked with a loan move but they instead signed Sebastien Haller
Gonzalo Higuain’s brother and agent, Nicolas Higuain, is reportedly set to sit down with Roma on Monday to discuss a move away from the club.
The Argentine forward is not in Maurizio Sarri’s plans this season, despite working with the 60-year-old at Napoli and more recently at Chelsea last term.
Higuain endured an underwhelming debut season in the Premier League with the Blues after joining the club on-loan from Juventus.
Gonzalo Higuain’s agent-brother Nicolas Higuain is set to meet with Roma on Monday
Roma are hoping to land Higuain as a replacement for Edin Dzeko, who is linked with Inter
He scored five goals from 14 appearances and Chelsea passed up the chance to recruit the former Real Madrid frontman permanently.
However, he has since been linked with a return to the English top flight, with Sky Sports Italia reporting that West Ham were considering a loan move earlier this month.
The Hammers though have since snapped up Sebastien Haller from Frankfurt for a club-record fee of £45million, cooling their interest in Higuain.
Corriere dello Sport report that Roma do not want to send starlet Alessio Riccardi to Juventus
Roma are aiming to have a replacement in line before the expected departure of Edin Dzeko, who has been tipped to join the Antonio Conte revolution at Inter.
Corriere dello Sport also write that Roma are unwilling to use midfield prospect Alessio Riccardi in any deal for Higuain.
The club have issued a hands-off warning to the Old Lady regarding the 18-year-old, who they are reportedly planning to promote to the first team.
Any deal for Higuain appears contingent on Dzeko’s exit, and the report states that should Higuain dismiss a Roma move, the club will try to keep the Bosnian instead.