Friday May 18 2012
Juve begin Higuain talks

Reports in Italy on Friday are claiming that Juventus have made their first move for Real Madrid ace Gonzalo Higuain.

The Old Lady are looking for a new big name striker and there appears to be three candidates – Higuain, Liverpool’s Luis Suarez and Robin Van Persie of Arsenal.

The Argentine is understood to be at the top of their wish-list even if he is also of interest to Paris Saint-Germain.

Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici is said to have flown to Madrid this week where he spoke to the player’s brother, his father and also an Argentine lawyer.

Higuain nets around €3.8m a season in Spain, but Juve could tempt him with a €6m a term contract. They could then offer Real a transfer fee of €25m for the South American.

Meanwhile, it is being claimed that Juve director general Beppe Marotta has spoken to Pere Guardiola, brother of Pep, about his client Suarez.

The Uruguayan’s future may be in some doubt after Liverpool sacked boss Kenny Dalglish this week.

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