AC Milan set to meet Higuains agent today

first_imgThe race for Gonzalo Higuain appears to be coming to a close with AC Milan sporting director Leonardo set to meet the striker’s agent later todayThe Argentina international looks set to leave Juventus this summer following Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival earlier this month for a club record transfer fee of €112m.With the five-time Ballon d’Or winner in their ranks, Higuain has been deemed surplus to requirements with Juventus now in need to recouping some of the rather excessive amount they had spent on bringing Ronaldo to Italy.Juventus’ chief executive, Beppe Marotta, had confirmed Milan’s interest in Higuain last week.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Leonardo knows Higuain well and wants to have him at Milan, but there are contractual issues to resolve. There’s a long way to go…” said Marotta.And now it seems that Milan are ready to step up their interest in the 30-year-old with their newly-appointed sporting director Leonardo leading the bid for the highly-rated forward with Calcio Mercato reporting that he is set to meet Higaun’s brother-agent, Nicolas, later today to discuss the transfer.The Italian news outlet also added that, while no personal terms have been agreed on yet, Higuain is asking for €8m a year at the San Siro.last_img

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