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Barcelona on the verge of completing €90 million signing, Real Madrid to beat Manchester City to £99 million Serie A superstar and more: Transfer Roundup, 23 January 2019

Shambhu Ajith
23.53K   //    23 Jan 2019, 21:55 IST

Barcelona are all set to sign their top transfer target
Barcelona are all set to sign their top transfer target

Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's Daily Transfer Roundup. Today we have quite a few exciting updates in store.

Without further ado, let's take a look at the top transfer news, rumours and updates that made headlines on 23 January 2019.

Gonzalo Higuain arrives in London to undergo medical

All set for a reunion
All set for a reunion

Maurizio Sarri has revealed that Gonzalo Higuain's move to Chelsea is all but done as the Argentine touches down in London to undergo his medical. The former Napoli boss is certain that Higuain will be a success in the Premier League.

AC Milan have been waiting to sign a replacement and that had caused Higuain to put his move on hold. However, the Rossoneri reached an agreement with Genoa for Krzysztof Piatek who is now having his medical in Milan.

Speaking ahead of Higuain's move to Chelsea, Sarri said,

"I know Higuain and his agent are negotiating with the club in this moment. I hope, and I think, we will finalise the deal in the next few hours,"
"This season he had some troubles but I think that's part of every player's career, you have your down moments. We hope we can regenerate him quickly so he can pay us back with his goals.
"It's very difficult in January to find one of the most important strikers in the world. So I think the club is working very well because it's not easy to get a new striker."

Higuain enjoyed one of his most prolific seasons under Maurizio Sarri when the pair worked together at Napoli. Sarri is excited to work with his disciple again.

"He is a very strong striker, especially in my first season in Naples, he did very well,"
"He scored 36 goals in 35 matches in Serie A. That season he scored 39 goals so he did very, very well.
"For sure he is one of the best strikers [I have worked with] in my career."

Sarri is also quite certain that Higuain will succeed in the Premier League.

"He played four seasons for Real Madrid so I think he has the right experience to play here."
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