AC Milan win the race to sign Argentine striker

AC Milan have won the race to sign Gonzalo Higuain from Juventus this summer. The Argentina international has joined the Rossoneri on an initial season-long loan for £16m but the San Siro outfit have the option to turn the deal into a permanent one for £32m.

Higuain’s future had first come under the radar last month after the Bianconeri secured the shock capture of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid. Thereafter, the Argentine was associated with a probable reunion with Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea but he has eventually decided to stay put in the Italian top-flight.

The Rossoneri started the summer with a number of Bosman signings after they were punished for breaching the Financial Fair Play requirements. However, the club have since received some relief with the change in ownership and they are now in a much-better position, given their Europa League ban was also uplifted by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Aside from Gonzalo Higuain, the Rossoneri have also managed to lure Mattia Caldara from the Bianconeri after they agreed on a straight-swap agreement involving Leonardo Bonucci. Bonucci’s transfer to Milan was unquestionably a highlight moment during the previous summer transfer window but the lure of returning to his former club was hard to refuse for the ex-Bari graduate.

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