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AC Milan leave striker out of squad amid Chelsea reports

AC Milan leave striker out of squad amid Chelsea reports

Milan paid 18 million euros ($20.75 million) to sign him on loan, with a clause to make the deal permanent for a further 36 million euros. The Chelsea manager, who has been in charge since the start of the season after joining the Blues from Napoli, openly criticised the mentality and desire of his players in a manner reminiscent of José Mourinho's more explosive press conference during his time at Man United.

Gonzalo Higuain has been left out of AC Milan's squad for their match against Genoa on Monday amid reports of an imminent move to Chelsea. But we will work with the players at our disposal'.

Genoa's Krzysztof Piatek would join AC Milan, while Higuain will switch his loan from Milan to Chelsea, and Alvaro Morata will be leaving Chelsea and headed to Atlético Madrid.

Chelsea accelerated talks with Juventus and Milan on Wednesday after the two clubs contested the Italian Supercoppa in Jeddah, which Juve won 1-0.

"I think when you see this type of game where one team is more determined then you can't talk about tactics".

MAURIZIO SARRI, Chelsea manager, on the route to next season's Champions League. 'I accept his decision. Surely he could have done more and maybe we could have helped him fit in better.

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Higuain, 31, now on loan at Milan from Juventus, is expected to fly to London on Tuesday to wrap up a six-month deal with Chelsea.

The 31-year-old is a Juventus player on loan at Milan.

Chelsea boss Sarri defaulted to his native Italian and used an interpreter to ensure his message was delivered loud and clear following last Saturday's loss to Arsenal.

"Don't get me wrong, we could have lost that game anyway, but we could have lost it for tactical reasons", he said.

Sarri said: "I have to say I'm extremely angry, very angry indeed".

Atletico Madrid's French forward Antoine Griezmann (R) celebrates with Atletico Madrid's Spanish midfielder Koke after scoring a goal during the Spanish League football match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Levante UD at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid on January 13, 2019.


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