Source: Juventus in talks with Napoli over €94.7M deal for Higuain

The Serie A champions will discuss a move for the Argentine striker, having already agreed a four-year contract worth 7 million euros per year.


Juventus will hold talks with Napoli to discuss a 97.4 million euro ($107.6M) deal for Gonzalo Higuain, Goal Italy understands.

The first Lega Calcio meeting of the season for Italian league clubs began Monday, with Juve’s general director Beppe Marotta and Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis — who are both in attendance — expected to negotiate the striker’s potential transfer.

The Serie A champions are keen to quickly conclude a deal for Higuain, which would be a club-record signing, but Napoli is demanding that the Argentina international’s €97.4 million clause be paid in just two installments. Napoli also is unwilling to allow the 28-year-old to leave for less than his release clause.

Juventus has already agreed to a deal with the striker, who is prepared to sign a four-year contract worth €7 million ($7.7M) per year.

To finance the move, the Serie A champions are ready to sell Roberto Pereyra and Simone Zaza, or offer the players in an exchange deal.

The original version of this story which was published by goal.com Serie A can be viewed here.

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