Juventus and Real Madrid have agreed a fee to bring Cristiano Ronaldo to the Allianz Stadium in the summer transfer window, in a huge transfer largely missing a saga.
The Portuguese international is set to lead the Old Lady’s attack in domestic and European competitions next season. This means Gonzalo Higuain is no longer the first choice striker for Massimiliano Allegri.
According to Calcio Mercato, the Serie A winners want to allow the former Real Madrid striker to leave Juventus this summer. Higuain is no longer ‘untouchable’ at the club following the arrival of Ronaldo, and the Turin media have been making it clear he’s available.
Juventus paid €90m to Napoli to sign Higuain in 2016. The Turin club’s CEO Beppe Marotta and sporting director Fabio Paratici are ‘ready to listen to offers’ for the 30-year-old striker.
The Italian champions are looking for a fee of around €55 million to part ways with Higuain. The player did not receive his employer’s decision to sanction his sale this summer with enthusiasm.
Chelsea have been credited with an interest for the Argentine international and the report mentions the Blues could be a ‘solution’. If/when Maurizio Sarri replaces Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge, the FA Cup winners would remain ‘most credible’ on this track.
Higuain played under Sarri at Napoli for one season, prior to his move to Juventus. The 59-year-old is aware of what the South American striker can offer, if he joins him at Chelsea.