GONZALO HIGUAIN could be offered a career lifeline by Italian outfit Roma.
The Argentina international failed to hit top form on loan at Chelsea last season.
The 31-year-old scored just five goals in 17 games in all competitions and it was no surprise a permanent move from Juventus never followed.
But now, according to Corriere dello Sport, Roma are keen to sign the striker, and could even offer him the captain's armband as a sweetener.
Although the Giallorossi may have a job on persuading Higuain that they are the right club for him.
SunSport reported how the striker is refusing to leave Juventus despite being told he is not part of their plans.
Their new manager is of course his old boss at Chelsea, Maurizio Sarri – but it doesn't appear that helps his case.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic are set to lead the attack for Juventus this season.
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And club chiefs are desperate to offload Higuain, who earns a whopping £270,000-a-week.
However, the hitman is said to be holding his ground and refusing to partake in negotiations.
He is apparently confident of convincing Sarri to keep him around, despite underwhelming under him at Stamford Bridge.
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