Source: Juventus reaches agreement with Higuain
The Italian champions have finalized a four-year contract worth €7 million a season with the Argentina striker and will now look to strike a deal with Serie A rival Napoli.
Juventus has agreed a four-year contract with Gonzalo Higuain worth 7 million euros ($7.8M) a year, Goal Italy can confirm.
The Argentina striker has decided to seek a move away from Napoli this summer and Juventus will now attempt to agree a deal with its Serie A rival.
Higuain has been linked to a number of clubs this summer, including Arsenal, after scoring 36 goals in 35 games in the Italian top flight last season.
Juve is now at the front of the queue to sign him but is reluctant to meet his €94 million ($105M) release clause and is instead ready to offer players in exchange to bring the price down.
The most likely candidate to be swapped is midfielder Roberto Pereyra but promising center back Daniele Rugani could also be on the table.
Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta will meet with Napoli officials to discuss a potential deal in the coming days.
Juventus’ pursuit of a player of Higuain’s cost and calibre is likely to heighten speculation around the future of Paul Pogba, who has been linked with a €120 million ($133M) move to Manchester United.
The original version of this story which was published by goal.com Serie A can be viewed here.
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