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Higuain and Caldara to AC Milan “done deal”

Bonucci heads the other way to Juventus along with a bunch of money

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Per Calciomercato, AC Milan and Juventus have reached an agreement over a loan with Gonzalo Higuain and a straight swap with Leonardo Bonucci and Mattia Caldara. The former will arrive for €18 million with the option, not obligation, to purchase outright at an additional €36 million next summer. Caldara and Bonucci are both valued at €35 million, so a straight swap was agreed as opposed to any cash exchange.

Bonucci will rejoin the Old Lady while Milan will walk away with one of the top three young center backs Italy has to offer (behind Rugani and Romagnoli). It was previously reported that there were still a few details to iron out, but today’s meeting has supposedly resolved the issues. The only thing missing is the signatures penned to the contracts. This is likely due to the presence of both teams in the ICC which will stall medical checks.

Higuain and his brother are set to arrive in Milanello tonight at 9 PM to hold further talks with both clubs, however, the reasoning for the meeting remains unknown. It appears that Leonardo has secured his first two signings with Milan, and they are two that the rossoneri faithful are likely to be elated with.