Gonzalo Higuain is close to completing a big money move to Juventus, if reports in Italy are to be believed.
Various sources report that Juventus have met the forward’s €94million release clause, meaning Napoli have no option but to sell their prized striker.
Higuain is thought to have already completed a medical in Turin ahead of putting pen to paper on a four-year deal, worth €7.5million per year.
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Juve will pay the astronomical fee in two instalments – €47million now and €47million next year.
The 28-year-old scored 36 goals in 35 appearances in Serie A last season and will be a welcome replacement for Alvaro Morata, who left Juventus for a return to Real Madrid.
Some believe Juventus’ willingness to spend such a large fee suggests Paul Pogba is set to go in the opposite direction to Higuain.
The Frenchman has been heavily linked with a £100million move to Manchester United.