Chelsea could send Gonzalo Higuain back to Juventus this summer, Marca reports.
The Argentina striker arrived at Stamford Bridge in January, after manager Maurizio Sarri had personally requested the Blues sign him.
Sarri worked with Higuain at Napoli and Chelsea agreed a loan deal with Juventus, with a view to extending the deal or signing the goalscorer permanently this summer.
But with Sarri’s future at the club up in the air and Higuain failing to get off to a flying start at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea are considering cutting short his stay.
The Premier League may refuse the option to extend Higuain’s loan deal until 2022, which would cost the club £16million.
Chelsea could also sign Higuain permanently in the summer for £35m, but the London club rarely spend big on players over the age of 30 and are weighing up the ‘awkward’ option of returning the striker to Italy early.