Gianluca Di Marzio is reporting that talks are advancing towards an agreement in principle that will see Leonardo Bonucci return to Juventus. In the exchange, AC Milan will receive Mattia Caldara and possibly Gonzalo Higuain.
It has been one of the hottest transfer rumors of the past week, and now it seems it may just be coming to completion. Di Marzio has reported that the two clubs have held many meetings today to try and work towards an agreement.
The first important topic discussed at the meetings was the valuation of the players involved. Secondly, the conversations also revolved around the formula of an eventual deal. In both respects, Di Marzio states, the clubs have taken important steps forward today.
The more difficult aspect remains Gonzalo Higuain. Nicolas Higuain, his brother and agent, is expected in Italy tomorrow to evaluate the situation. He would like to weigh the options between Milan and Chelsea. His brother does not want Gonzalo to take a pay-cut on his current 7.5 million euro per year salary in order to move away from Juventus, as his preference is to remain with the Bianconeri.
The clubs are working on an agreement nonetheless that would see the Argentine move to Milan on a paid loan (of around 15 million) with an obligation or option to purchase.
Talks are expected to continue between the clubs, and eventually players, in order to reach an agreement.