Gonzalo Higuain tells Chelsea: I will join you over Man Utd if you meet this one condition

And The Daily Mail report that Chelsea are close to getting a deal done for the £42m striker – but only if he is guaranteed a starting spot.

Manchester United are keen on the forward but the appointment of Antonio Conte has put Chelsea in the driving seat.

Higuain is said to be unconcerned about the lack of European football on offer at Stamford Bridge for at least one season.