"I didn't know anything about Christian Pulisic yesterday", Sarri said.
"I think we played a very good match for 80 metres of the pitch, then we were in trouble in the last 20 metres", said Sarri, who has Alvaro Morata as his only recognised striker with Olivier Giroud out with an ankle injury.
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In women's cricket, the focus was mainly on the World T20 which Australia won by beating arch-rivals England. In a major development after the World Cup, the much-delayed World Test Championship will finally take off.
At present, Higuain is on a two-year loan deal with AC Milan and the Blues are apparently reluctant to discuss terms with two separate clubs in order to lure the marksman to the Premier League.
Sarri's men have scored 12 goals in their last 11 Premier League matches having managed to find the back of the net 26 times in their opening games of the season.
"It's not easy, and I think that we are lucky because we have [Ethan] Ampadu, we have [Andreas] Christensen, we have [Hudson-Odoi], so we are lucky".
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Higuain, who played under Sarri at Napoli, has been strongly linked with a move to the club because of Chelsea's struggles in his position.
Should Sarri fail to get a new, young striker before the end of the ongoing winter market, the Italian manager could be forced to terminate in-form Tammy Abraham's loan deal with Aston Villa later in the month as he desperately searches for a lasting solution to his striking problem.
The Ivory Coast global has attracted the attention of several clubs in Europe with his performances for the Rossoneri and some of them are keen to snare him away from the San Siro. I have to try to improve my players in the offensive phase. Today was really important to try to change the match. "For taking players in the academy, we are really very lucky, or the academy is very good".
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He similarly did not say whether Russia's attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election would come up when the two leaders sat down to meet.