Juventus club chief Giuseppe Marotta has reportedly sanctioned the sale of Chelsea prime target Gonzalo Higuain for a fee in the region of £49million, this is according to reports.
The Argentina international has been a subject of strong speculation since Juve signed Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid earlier this month. The South American striker is said to be eyeing a move out of the club and in light of this, he has been heavily linked with a move to AC Milan but Chelsea are believed to be the front-runners for his signature.
Juventus, on the hand, have also been linked with the signing of Chelsea flop Alvaro Morata and it appears that Chelsea would welcome the idea of selling Spaniard and replace him with Higuain, as they do not want to keep an unhappy player.
According to the Daily Mail who cited a report from Corriere dello Sport, Juventus will only budge to the advances of Higuain’s suitors if they pay the right price for him. The Old Lady signed the star in the penultimate summer in a €90m deal but according to the report, they have agreed to sell him for £49million.
Maurizio Sarri worked with Higuain while on the reigns of Napoli and the Argentine produced his best form ever under the Italian tactician, where he scored 36 league goals in 35 games. Meanwhile, Morata joined Chelsea last summer in a record deal but his form last term leaves so much to be desired.
Chelsea’s representatives have met with the Juventus with Higuain among the topic of discussion but it appears that no agreement has been reached for the transfer of the star.