Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta says that he is considering the future of Gonzalo Higuain as reports continue to swirl suggesting that he could move to AC Milan.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival could force the club to have to part with one of their forwards, with Higuain considered the most likely candidate.
Higuain came over from Napoli two years ago for a then-Serie A record fee of €90 million, and clubs like Milan and Chelsea have been linked to him.
“He is still an important player for us, but now we obviously have greater competition [up front], but he is a professional and we are evaluating his future together with the people who represent him,” Marotta said, according to Sky Sport Italia. “We have a great deal of respect for him.”
While a Higuain departure may be imminent, Juve are unlikely to accept less than €60m which may prove to be too much for Milan, who breached UEFA’s financial fair play (FFP) rules and have only recently been reinstated.
“We respect the Financial Fair Play; we won’t make crazy signings [and] everything will be done with intelligence,” Milan technical director Leonardo said at his presentation.
“We are bound to FFP. I don’t think it will be possible to make huge signings.”