Higuain, Bonucci to swap clubs

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Leonardo Bonucci arrived in Turin for a medical ahead of a return to Juventus from AC Milan while Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain is set to move in the opposite direction.
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Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci arrived in Turin for a medical ahead of a return to Juventus from AC Milan while Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain is set to move in the opposite direction, the Serie A clubs said yesterday.

Milan said that Higuain, who has spent two seasons at Juventus, had also arrived for his medical.

“Look who’s in Milan ready for medicals..,” the club said on Twitter in a post accompanied by a photo of Higuain in a Milan training shirt.

Several dozen fans waited outside the clinic where Higuain was pictured arriving at 9:30am.

Higuain moved to Juventus in 2016 for 90 million euros (US$105 million) after scoring a record 36 Serie A goals in the previous season for Napoli and his sudden departure infuriated that team’s supporters.

The 30-year-old has won Serie A and Coppa Italia titles in each of his two seasons with Juve and scored 55 goals in 105 appearances in all competitions, including 40 goals in 73 outings in Serie A.

Juventus said on its website that Bonucci, who spent seven seasons at the club before joining Milan a year ago in a 40-million euro move, had arrived in Turin for his medical.

Bonucci’s return would reunite him with Andrea Barzagli and Giorgio Chiellini, who together formed the so-called ‘BBC’ defense, which proved to be one of Europe’s most formidable rearguards.

Juventus signed World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo last month.

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