Chelsea are close to a swap deal involving Alvaro Morata and Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain.
According to reports in Italy, such a deal is becoming more and more possible but one thing needs to happen first.
Higuain almost joined Arsenal in 2014 before the Gunners instead made a failed bid to sign Luis Suarez from Liverpool.
The Serie A champions have now made the striker available for transfer as he is deemed surplus to requirements.
Incoming Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is reportedly enthusiastic about Higuain as he managed him during his time at Napoli.
However, according to Gazzetta dello sport, the two clubs can only ‘properly proceed' with the swap deal the moment Sarri is appointed.
Napoli are impeding the process by demanding a clause is put in place to stop Chelsea from buying their star players once he is installed as manager.
Over the weekend Morata dropped a big hint about his future with a post on social media.
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