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AC Milan, Chelsea will have to splash out €60m to land Juventus star

Juventus have reportedly set an asking price of €60m for Gonzalo Higuain, and will not accept anything less for the AC Milan and Chelsea transfer target.

The 30-year-old enjoyed another productive campaign last season, scoring 23 goals in 50 appearances to put together a haul of 55 goals in 105 outings for Juve since joining from Napoli in 2016.

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His goals have played a crucial role in their ability to maintain their domestic dominance, but reports suggest that his time in Turin could be coming to an end.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, both Milan and Chelsea are interested in the Argentine international but will have to splash out €60m if they wish to sign him as Juventus will not accept anything less.

Should a move to Chelsea materialise, it will offer Maurizio Sarri an opportunity to seal a reunion with his former Napoli talisman and the Italian tactician will be fully aware of the guarantees that Higuain offers given his prolific record at a high level over the years.

As for Milan, they will look to end their wait for Champions League football next season, and after finishing sixth last year, eight points adrift of fourth-placed Inter, signing Higuain to offer a clinical edge in the final third could be the difference required to get them into the top four in Serie A.

However, based on this report, it remains to be seen whether or not either club are willing to meet Juve’s demands as the Bianconeri may consider exits after their marquee signing of Cristiano Ronaldo earlier this month.

As noted by the Turin giants in an official statement, they spent in excess of €100m on the former Real Madrid superstar, and with the likes of Paulo Dybala, Mario Mandzukic, Douglas Costa and Federico Bernardeschi all battling for playing time in the final third, perhaps sacrificing Higuain to help balance the books could be a sensible idea.

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