Chelsea are not ready to give up on their pursuit of Gonzalo Higuain, according to the Mirror.
Despite the striker seemingly nearing a loan move to AC Milan having traveled to the city for a medical, the Premier League side are still attempting a last-ditch effort to get his signature.
Chelsea believe that the Argentine forward is not fully satisfied with a loan deal even though there is an option to make it permanent at the end of the season.
Meanwhile, the Blues have been trying to offload Olivier Giroud to Marseille to raise funds to match Milan’s offer.
Willian’s delay in rejoining Chelsea after the World Cup has irked new manager Maurizio Sarri.
The former Napoli coach is not pleased by what he thinks is a ‘strange’ situation and is eager to speak to the player.
“I want to speak to him before I answer these questions,” Sarri told reporters. “I want to speak to him. I am not happy about this situation but before I answer, I would like to speak to him.”
While Barcelona’s pursuit of the Brazilian ended when they signed Malcom instead, the likes of Real Madrid and, particularly, Manchester United remain interested in recruiting him.
Club president Florentino Perez will be involved as Los Blancos sit down with the player and his agent to discuss his future, reports Gianluca Di Marzio.
Inter have followed Juventus’ lead and have been active in this window but a move for the World Cup Golden Ball winner has come as a surprise.
The Serie A outfit already boast a strong Croatian contingent with Marcelo Brozovic, Sime Vrsaljko and Ivan Perisic already at the San Siro.
At 32, Modric has achieved everything he can at Madrid and may be considering life after the Bernabeu.