Chelsea confident over cut-price Gonzalo Higuain deal from Juventus

first_imgGonzalo Higuain has scored twice in four games for Chelsea (Getty Images)Chelsea are hopeful that they can sign Gonzalo Higuain from Juventus in a cut-price deal this summer following the Argentine’s impressive start at Stamford Bridge, according to ESPNFC.The 31-year-old scored twice during Chelsea’s 5-0 hammering of Huddersfield Town but has also started in the club’s calamitous 4-0 and 6-0 away defeats to Bournemouth and Manchester City respectively.Despite playing the full game during that harrowing performance at the Etihad on Sunday, though, Higuain was one of the few Chelsea players to emerge with any sort of credit following a lively performance up front.Chelsea paid a €9m loan fee to secure Higuain’s services until the end of the current campaign and have the option to extend it by a further year for €18m or purchase him outright for €36m with Juventus keen to shift him off their wage bill.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHiguain is one of Juventus’ highest-earning players and the club have been keen to sell him ever since they signed Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid last summer, with the Portuguese star said to be earning around €31m for each of his four years in Turin.Juventus will also have another high-earning player on their wage bill next season following the news that Aaron Ramsey will join them at the end of his Arsenal contract. The Welshman has signed a pre-contract agreement with Juventus worth an estimated £400,000 per week.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityGiven Juventus’ increasingly bloated wage bill, Chelsea believe that they can tempt them into a sale of Higuain for lower than the pre-agreed €36m, should they decide to keep him on a permanent basis – a decision which could hinge on their managerial situation.Sarri was the key driver in the Higuain deal having worked successfully with him previously at Napoli and Chelsea moved away from their traditional transfer model of signing players under the age of 30 in order to get him on board.However, with Sarri’s position under threat following a poor run of form it remains to be seen whether the Chelsea board would sanction a move for Higuain anyway. The club have also long been linked with a move for Icardi whose future at Inter is in major doubt.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Chelsea confident over cut-price Gonzalo Higuain deal from Juventus Metro Sport ReporterThursday 14 Feb 2019 4:57 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link47Shares Advertisementcenter_img Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

This property has the lot, tennis court, swimming pool and more than 4ha of land, just 20km from the city

first_img249 Upper Brookfield Rd, Upper Brookfield.She loved the quiet, small valley and the real feeling of community it gave them. “It was just more quietly unassuming, it had a gentleness to it,’’ she said.There was a house already on the site which they eventually put their own stamp on.“We did extend parts of it and we renovated what was there and I think because we took the time, we lived in it for a period of time and got to understand how it was through the seasons and then we went into renovating it. More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours ago249 Upper Brookfield Rd, Upper Brookfield.“We just knew how we wanted to use it, we really wanted to enjoy the outside and so that is why we have a couple of areas that we can use depending on the seasons.’’Mr McRae, who is a consultant and board director in the energy and renewable energy industries, said the family was looking for a home that was peaceful and allowed them to take a breath of fresh air in the middle of their busy lives. 249 Upper Brookfield Rd, Upper BrookfieldWhen Lisa and Steve McRae moved to Brisbane from the United States in 1996 their priority was to find a home with plenty of space for their young children.They definitely found that at 249 Upper Brookfield Rd, securing a house on 4.3ha of land.Mrs McRae said one of the reasons for coming back to Australia and choosing Brisbane was so they could have some space around them.They went to an open inspection at Brookfield and knew immediately it was the right place for them. 249 Upper Brookfield Rd, Upper Brookfield.“When we first came upon this house the drive took us up to the crest of a hill which opened up to 360 degree views over the valley to Mt Coot-tha which was stunning,” he said.Now that their children have left home Mr McRae said they were empty-nesters with only their dog at home and it was time to downsize.“It’s time to think about moving on and letting another family enjoy this environment,” he said.The property has a fully self-contained studio, with an ensuite and kitchen while in the main home has a wine cellar.There is a swimming pool and championship-size tennis court.There are also three stables and a large shed plus an orchard with citrus trees.The kitchen has a marble island bench and Bosch appliances, and there is a home office. 249 Upper Brookfield Rd, Upper BrookfieldA gas lit fireplace is in the main living area and the property has a 5.6 kilowatt solar power system and solar hot water system as well as ducted heating and cooling. DETAILSlast_img read more