The Blues have agreed on a deal with Juventus to take Higuain on loan for the rest of the season.
Higuain has been with Milan for the first half of the season but Maurizio Sarri was desperate to take him to Stamford Bridge to solve his side’s striker crisis.
The Argentine striker was in action for Milan against parent club Juve in the Supercoppa on Wednesday night in Jeddah.
Juve emerged victorious as Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal of the game with Higuain featuring as a late substitute for Milan.
Unsurprisingly, all eyes were on Higuain as the Milan squad landed back in Italy in the early hours of Thursday morning.
The striker hugged his teammates as they headed home before he was mobbed by reporters.
Asked about his future, the Argentine said: “Were you all waiting for me?”
“If you want to create mess [regarding the Chelsea transfer], I’m not the right person for you in this sense.”
Juventus chief Pavel Nedved was asked about the striker’s future after the game and hinted an announcement was close.
“It’s not fair to speak about Higuain now,” he said.
“It would be not respectful for him, nor for AC Milan. We’ll speak about him tomorrow.”