It has now been confirmed that Gonzalo Higuain will not be staying at the Stamford Bridge after his loan deal.
It was earlier expected that the West London outfit will take up the option of keeping the Argentina international on a permanent deal but his agent who is also his brother Nicolas said the striker only wants to play for Juventus in Italy.
He made this claim while reacting to interest from AS Roma for the star striker as he stressed that the 31-year-old still has a contract with the Old Lady.
This leaves the Blues team with limited options in the attack ahead of the coming season as they might not be able to bring in a replacement in this summer window.
Chelsea have been handed a transfer ban that stops them from registering new players in the next two transfer windows and that has not been upturned as at the time of writing this report.
The Blues team will be left with no option than to rely on France international Olivier Giroud and also return Tammy Abraham to the team from his loan spell with Aston Villa.
However, Chelsea will have to sort out having a new manager as Maurizio Sarri might be on his way out.