‘Juventus to break bank for Higuain’

Milan, July 18

Italian champions Juventus are set to pay a hefty 94.7 million euros ($105m) release clause in Gonzalo Higuain’s contract with Napoli to lure the Argentina star to Turin, reports claimed on Monday.

Higuain joined Napoli for 40m euros from Real Madrid in 2013 and has since gone on to become one of the most exciting, and bankable stars in Italy’s top flight. He hit a stunning 36 goals last season to break Gunnar Nordahl’s 66-year-old record of 35 goals for AC Milan in a 20-team season, which he achieved in 1950.

Now the Argentina star is set to break Napoli hearts by joining their bitter, northern rivals in a deal that could see Juventus offer several players and pay the massive release clause to Napoli to secure Higuain’s services.

According to widespread reports in the Italian media, Higuain has personally agreed to the move.