Maurizio Sarri believes Chelsea can do ‘very well’ next term if they keep Gonzalo Higuain.
The Argentine moved to the club from Juventus in January and bagged his fifth goal in 13 league appearances as Chelsea sealed Champions League qualification with a 3-0 victory over Watford on Sunday.
The Blues have the option of signing Higuain on a permanent basis for £31m or they can extend his loan deal for another year for a fee of around £15m.
Sarri, though, feels it’s important that Chelsea keep Higuain no matter by what means.
‘’I don’t know about Gonzalo Higuain’s future, you have to ask the club,’’ Sarri 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.’’
With Champions League now secured, the Blues’ focus will switch to the Europa League.
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Chelsea need to beat Frankfurt at Stamford Bridge on Thursday to progress to the Baku final, where they will be up against Arsenal or Valencia.
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