Chelsea have confirmed Gonzalo Higuain has left the club, with the Europa League winners opting not to extend his loan from Juventus or pursue a permanent deal.
Higuain spent the second half of 2018-19 at Stamford Bridge but scored only five goals in 14 Premier League appearances.
The 31-year-old previously hit 36 league goals in the 2015-16 Serie A season for Maurizio Sarri’s Napoli and he will be expected to team up with the Italian again after the coach’s switch from Chelsea to Juve.
Chelsea had the option to pay €18 million (£16m/$20m)) to extend Higuain’s loan for another 12 months, while the Blues could have also purchased the forward from Juve for €36m.
Higuain, who previously signalled he hoped to stay at Chelsea, has been linked with a move to Roma but his brother and agent Nicola tweeted on Sunday that he will not play for a Serie A club other than Juventus next term.