Napoli’s Gonzalo Higuain undergoes Juventus medical

Close sources have confirmed to Sports5050 that Juventus have agreed to pay Gonzalo Higuain’s €94.7 million release clause.

The Napoli striker said to have undergone a medical with Bianconeri officials in Madrid on Friday. Based on the latest reports, he could complete a move as early as the middle of next week.

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Napoli and Juventus remain in negotiations about a potential deal for the 28-year-old Argentina international but the buyout clause is almost £79m.

Higuain, who joined Napoli from Real Madrid in 2013, has two years remaining on his contract in Naples. He ended the 2015/16 season as the top scorer in Serie A with 36 goals.

Both Arsenal and Atletico Madrid have been credited with an interest in Higuain’s services this summer but it would appear Serie A champions Juventus are now poised to win the race for his signature.

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