Juventus want to sign Napoli’s Gonzalo Higuain and are willing to sell four players in order to raise the funds needed to activate the £79m release clause in the forward’s contract.
According to Corriere dello Sport and as reported on MailOnline, Juventus want to sell
Daniele Rugani, Simone Zaza, Roberto Pereyra and Mauricio Isla so they can finance a move for Higuain.
The Bianconeri have already sold striker Alvaro Morata back to Real Madrid after the European champions exercised the buy-back clause in the Spaniard’s contract.
Juventus are now looking to replace the 23-year-old with Higuain and are almost certain to make a move for a new centre-forward with striker Zaza on the list of the four players that the Serie A champions are willing to sell.
And at this current moment, Higuain looks like the striker that Juventus will pursue to replace Morata.
Zaza’s potential departure is expected to capture around £20m for the 2015 Champions League finalists, while young defender Rugani could also go for a similar price.
Juventus are also holding out for a £15m fee should Pereyra leave the Juventus Stadium, and £8m for the former QPR defender Isla.
Arsenal are also said to be interested in Higuain, and it is believed that Napoli would be willing to negotiate a lower fee than the Argentina international’s release clause with the London club, in an attempt to prevent their star man from joining Juventus should they have no choice but to sell him.
Rumours suggest Olivier Giroud could then make the move to Naples if Higuain heads in the opposite direction to London.