Reports in Italy suggest that Gonzalo Higuain has reached an agreement with Juventus, ahead of a proposed transfer from Real Madrid.
The Italians’ director general Beppe Marotta and sporting director Fabio Paratici arrived in Madrid yesterday afternoon to open negotiations officially with the Argentine striker’s father Jorge and brother Nicolas.
Whilst terms over a transfer with his club are yet to be agreed, the Gazzetta dello Sport believe that a contract with Higuain has been put together.
Specifically, the Serie A champions are reportedly prepared to offer a four-year deal paying €4.5m a season in a basic salary, which could then rise to €6m depending upon various clauses and bonuses.
Negotiations will now reportedly turn to Madrid, who apparently do not want to make a decision on the 25-year-old’s future until they have replaced Jose Mourinho as Coach.
It is understood, though, that they value Higuain at €30m and would be interested in having Arturo Vidal, or at least an option on a future purchase, thrown into talks with Juventus.
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