Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri believes that his side could do ‘very well’ if they keep Gonzalo Higuain at Stamford Bridge beyond the summer.
The Argentine is currently on loan from Juventus and bagged only his fifth goal in Chelsea colours on Sunday in a 3-0 win over Watford.
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The Blues do have the option of extending Higuain’s loan for another year for a fee of around £15m or permanently signing him for £31m.
Sarri believes that it is important to keep the Argentine, no matter the cost or means.
‘I don’t know about Gonzalo Higuain’s future, you have to ask the club,’ The Italian told the BBC.
‘If he’s staying then we can do very well in the next season.
‘For a striker, it is not easy to play here, when you’re used to playing in Spain and Italy.
‘It’s not easy to adapt to this competition because it’s different physically.’
Having already secured Champions League football for next season, The Blues will now turn their attention to Europa League as they face Eintracht Frankfurt in the second of the semifinal tie at Stamford Bridge on Thursday.
Chelsea have the away goal advantage going into the fixture but will be confident of their chances of making it to Baku to face either of Arch rivals Arsenal or Valencia in the finals.