According to reports from Gazzetta dello Sport yesterday afternoon, which have been summarised in English by InsideFutbol.com and the Sky Sports Transfer Centre, Juventus have stepped up their interest in Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain.
The 2015 Champions League finalists are desperate to prove this season’s success in Europe can be sustained long-term and they view signing a top class centre-forward as a significant part of that process.
The Argentina international more than fits the bill; he boasts 53 goals in 105 appearances for the Naples outfit, including 35 goals in Serie A, and is widely expected to leave the club this summer after their failure to qualify for next term’s Champions League.
Premier League duo Arsenal and Manchester United are both believed to be considering summer bids for the 27 year-old, as This Is Futbol revealed last week, despite Napoli valuing him at a whopping £42million.
The former Real Madrid star, who netted 122 goals for the Bernabeu giants, would team-up with recent signing Paulo Dybala at Juventus in a new-look, all-Argentine strike-force, with current top scorer Carlos Tevez reportedly on his way to Liverpool.