‘Higuain to AC Milan not agreed yet’ – Juve chief Marotta

Juventus have not yet finalised a deal with AC Milan for striker Gonzalo Higuain, according to club general manager Giuseppe Marotta.

The 30-year-old has been tipped to join the Rossoneri on an initial loan deal for €18 million (£16m/$21m), with a purchase option at the deal’s conclusion for an additional €36m (£32m/$42m).

Goal reported on Monday that Higuain’s brother and agent, Nicolas, and new Milan director of football Leonardo had both arrived at Casa Milan for talks over a deal.

Additionally, former Juve defender Leonardo Bonucci is nearing a move to make a return to Turin after one season with AC Milan. 

Juve defender Mattia Caldara could also be heading for the San Siro in a swap deal with Bonucci. 

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However, Marotta claims there has not yet been a satisfactory conclusion to the discussions over Higuain.

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When asked if everything was agreed over Higuain’s future, he told reporters in Milan: “Not so much.”

Higuain fired Juve to back-to-back domestic doubles after joining from Napoli in 2016.

However, the €112m arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo appears to have prompted him to seek a new challenge elsewhere.


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