Juventus are closing in on a sensational £58.2million swoop for Gonzalo Higuain from Serie A rivals Napoli.
The player had been linked with a move to Arsenal with reports having it earlier in the week that Arsenal were prepared to offer top striker, Olivier Giroud plus cash for the mercurial forward but Juventus have moved ahead of the Gunners in the race for the Argentine’s signature and are ready to offer players plus cash to finalise a deal for the striker.
Higuain scored an incredible 36 goals in 35 Serie A games last season as Napoli finished second to Juve, and the side from southern Italy are reluctant to let the 28-year-old leave.Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis is believed to be set against the transfer, and his son believes the deal won’t happen.’It’s just a hoax, you mustn’t believe everything,’ De Laurentiis jr told fans.
The Italian champions could even meet the £78.2m release clause for the Argentina striker according to La Gazetta Delo Sport, with Roberto Pereyra and Rolando Mandragora moving to Naples to make up £23.3m of the fee.
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