'Still laughing': Chelsea fans react to West Ham's Gonzalo Higuain links

General view outside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal at London Stadium on December 13, 2017 in London, England.

Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain could reportedly return to the Premier League with West Ham United despite struggling at Chelsea.

Gonzalo Higuain of Juventus during a Juventus training session on July 31, 2018 in Turin, Italy.

With Maxi Gomez looking increasingly unlikely to solve West Ham United’s striker problem, the London giants now appear to have turned their attentions to a striker completely at the other end of of his career and almost a decade older.

One of the most bizarre transfer rumours of the summer is doing the rounds on Thursday morning with Gianluca Di Marzio claiming that West Ham have made a bid to sign Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain on loan with an option for a potential £36 million permanent move.

Maybe they’ve forgotten about his rather underwhelming spell a few miles down the road at Stamford Bridge.

Gonzalo Higuain of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his team's fourth goal with Ross Barkley of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Huddersfield Town at Stamford...

Just three years after scoring 36 times in 35 Serie A games for Napoli, breaking an all-time league record in the process, Higuain now looks like a sad, forlorn shadow of that irrepressible goal-machine.

He’s fallen well down the pecking order at Juventus, failed spectacularly on loan at AC Milan and, during a forgettable spell at Chelsea, found the net just five times in 18 games.

Higuain looked sluggish and rather uninspired during his five-month spell in West London and Chelsea fans seem completely nonplussed about West Ham’s apparent interest.

Ross Barkley and Gonzalo Higuain of Chelsea look dejected after Manchester City's third goal during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea FC at Etihad Stadium on...

 

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