Juve set for Higuain talks

Juventus officials have arrived in Spain on Wednesday afternoon ahead of opening official negotiations for Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain.

Reports have surfaced in recent weeks that the Italians are keen to return to interest in the 25-year-old, who is seen as available to leave the Santiago Bernabeu this summer.

Juve’s director general Beppe Marotta and sporting director Fabio Paratici are reported as having now arrived in the Spanish capital ready to open talks with their Madrid counterparts.

Assisted by FIFA agent Ernesto Bronzetti, the duo will reportedly first negotiate with Higuain’s representative, with speculation in Italy suggestive that a meeting with Madrid will be postponed until they have appointed Jose Mourinho’s replacement.

Rumours in Spain are that Los Merengues are asking for €30m cash for the striker, or Juve midfielder Arturo Vidal to be thrown into a part-exchange deal. The Bianconeri are apparently prepared to offer an initial €22m and push that up to €25m.

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