Official: Higuain exit costs Juventus

Juventus have officially terminated their contract with Gonzalo Higuain by mutual consent, which has a negative effect worth €18.3m on their finances.

Despite saving on his salary, letting the striker leave with no transfer fee a year early still sees his value drop significantly.

A statement released by Juventus confirms the early termination ‘generates a negative economic effect on the 2019/20 balance sheet worth €18.3m, due to the residual devaluation of the player.’

The Bianconeri paid the €90m release clause to get Higuain from Napoli in the summer of 2016.

He had unsuccessful loans at Milan and Chelsea in 2018-19, then was told by new coach Andrea Pirlo that he was not part of their plans for this season.

Higuain is already in America, where he’ll sign for new MLS franchise Inter Miami CF.

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Sky: Done deal for Dzeko and Milik

Sky Sport Italia report Roma, Napoli and Juventus are all in total agreement for Arkadiusz Milik to join the Giallorossi and Edin Dzeko the Bianconeri.

The deal is said to be done, as Dzeko had already agreed personal terms with Juve worth €7.5m per season plus bonuses and the transfer fee for €15m.

Milik was holding up the situation by resisting Roma, but today his agent had a five-hour meeting with the Giallorossi at the Trigoria training ground to resolve those doubts.

The only remaining step now is for Milik to extend his contract with Napoli to June 2022.

That is purely a guarantee, so that he can join Roma on loan with obligation to buy – thus spreading the cost over two seasons – for a total of €18m plus up to €7m in bonuses.

Sportitalia maintain the deal also involves two Roma youth players going to Napoli.

Sky Sport Italia report all three clubs have agreed and they could complete the move before this weekend’s Serie A opening round of games.

The medicals are also booked for Friday.

This effectively leaves Luis Suarez outside of Juve’s plans, as the first choice for Andrea Pirlo was always Dzeko.

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Juventus drop Suarez interest

Luis Suarez passed his Italian exam today, but Juventus are reportedly no longer interested in the Barcelona striker, preferring Edin Dzeko.

Multiple sources in Italy today claim Arkadiusz Milik has agreed his move from Napoli to Roma, which in turn frees up Dzeko to sign for Juventus.

Sky Sport Italia and Guardian transfer expert Fabrizio Romano confirms Suarez is looking for other options.

Although he sat his Italian B1 assessment today, a step towards getting an Italian passport, that is no longer for his move to Juve.

It’s not a complete waste of time, though, as having an EU passport will open up other alternatives for Suarez that he wouldn’t have as a Uruguay national.

Instead, Mundo Deportivo suggest Inter are a possibility, even though Francesc Aguilar makes clear there are no negotiations as of yet.

Suarez is still discussing an exit from Barcelona, as he wants all the remaining wages from a contract that was set to expire in June 2021.

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Karsdorp can stop Roma move for De Sciglio

Roma have lined up Juventus defender Mattia De Sciglio as Rick Karsdorp’s replacement at the Olimpico, but the Dutch full-back has reportedly decided against a move to Genoa.

Karsdorp has been linked with a move to the Grifoni in recent weeks, but Sky Sport Italia reports he has decided he wants to remain in the Italian capital.

Genoa have agreed a loan deal with an option to buy for €7m with Roma, but the Dutchman’s change of heart halts the operation.

The reports underlines De Sciglio’s proposed move from the Old Lady to the Giallorossi is also on stand-by because of Karsdorp’s unwillingness to move.

Roma have reached an agreement with the Old Lady over De Sciglio but will not sign the former Milan full-back unless Karsdorp moves this summer.

SportItalia journalist Alfredo Pedulla claims De Sciglio has accepted a move to La Lupa.

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OFFICIAL: Goldaniga returns to Genoa

Genoa have officially announced the return of Edoardo Goldaniga, who comes on another loan deal from Sassuolo but with an option to buy.

The 26-year-old centre-back is back after having spent last term on loan at the Marassi and leaves Sassuolo after three years.

The former Juventus player, capped twice by Italy Under-21, arrived at the Mapei Stadium from Palermo in July 2017 and played his 100th Serie A match against Hellas Verona in the last match of 2019-20.

“The Club announces that they have signed Edoardo Goldaniga on loan with an option to buy,” the statement read.

“The player has already worn the Rossoblu shirt in 2019-20, collecting 14 appearances and one goal.”

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