talian media are reporting that Higuaín is on his way to AC Milan, leaving Juventus to join their Italian rivals on a season-long loan. This comes after the sensational arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo last month, from La Liga giants Real Madrid.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 31, 2018
It is likely that this move is a result of the financial implications of the €112m (£99.2m) deal to bring Portuguese international Ronaldo to Juventus. However, sources understand that Milan will pay an initial €18m (£16m) to loan Higuaín. This will include an option to purchase the Argentinian striker for €36m (£32m) at the end of the season.
Higuaín moved to Juventus in 2016 for €90m (£75m). He has scored 40 goals in 76 Serie A appearances, a very respectable number, but now finds himself surplus to the title-winners requirements.
As part of the overall deal, Italy international Leonardo Bonucci will be returning to Juventus. This is a surprise move considering that just a year ago he moved the opposite way for €42m. However, there were many rumours surrounding the apparent deterioration of his relationship with manager Allegri.
In return for Bonucci, Juve have offered Milan Mattia Caldara. This will no doubt please Milan, who are looking to assemble a new, youthful back line, with Donnarumma (19), Conti (24), Calabria (21), and Romagnoli (23). The 24-year-old Caldara will be a welcome addition as AC Milan look to get back to the big boys table.