Gonzalo Higuain, who has long been linked with a move to Chelsea, won’t join the Blues due to Eden Hazard, according to ESPN reporter Gabriele Marcotti.
“It’s important for them to finish top four this season but they have budgets,” he told the Guillem Balague Transfer Show.
“If Higuain were in the Premier League he would be one of the top five paid players. And that’s on his current wages and as players move they like to get a bump in wages.
“Chelsea are going to be very reluctant to take on a multi-year deal for a guy that’s not going to have any resale value, for a guy who is on an enormous wage. They would rather go and give the money to Eden Hazard to try to get him to stay. Right now, Higuain makes about £3m a year more than Eden Hazard.”