Maurizio Sarri demands “final assault” for striker despite “rising tension” with Chelsea board

Things aren’t right at Chelsea at the moment.

Results are going the wrong way, fans are unhappy, and the club’s brightest young talent Callum Hudson-Odoi could be heading out the door.

Even worse, we still don’t have a striker who can find the net consistently.

So it’s no wonder that Fabrizio Romano, writing for Calcio Mercato, has spoken of “rising tension” between Maurizio Sarri and the Chelsea board.

That tension is partly down to the big push the manager is making for Chelsea to sign Gonzalo Higuain. The forward is looking out of sorts at AC Milan, and Sarri wants his former Napoli forward to rejoin him at Stamford Bridge – he’s demanded a “final assault” according to the Italian transfer gossip site.

Paying big money for a striker well over 30 just doesn’t look like a very Chelsea move at the best of times. Buying him for a manager who’s under increasing pressure from the board? Even less likely.

Then again, desperate times call for desperate measures….