AC Milan coach, Gennaro Gattuso has said that Argentine striker, Gonzalo Higuain is determined to leave the Italian club.
The striker joined from Milan on a season long loan with an option to buy but has not really set the San Siro on fire since the move scoring only eight goal all season.
“When a player makes up his mind it becomes hard to convince them otherwise,” Gattuso said.
“I have a relationship with him (Higuan) that features great honesty, we say things to one another’s face.
“At the moment, he’s our player and we’re holding on tightly to him. I don’t know what will happen.”
The Argentina international is reported to want a move to Chelsea to join his former Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri.
Higuain had his most successful season under Sarri, breaking the Serie A goalscoring record with 36 goals in the 2015/16 campaign.
“I’ve talked to him a great deal, but it’s hard to give advice, because the career of a player only lasts 13-14 years,” continued Gattuso.
“It’s his mind, not mine. The most important thing is to talk as men, look each other in the eyes and speak the truth.
“I still don’t understand what Higuain’s unhappy about, because I see a happy lad, involved in the locker room.
“We’ll see what happens. If it was up to me, I’d keep him at my house and feed him my dinner.”