Milan's sporting director Leonardo recently discussed the striker's situation with his agent and brother Nicolas in a three-hour meeting.
The 30 year old is now set to join AC Milan and will be hoping to help change their fortunes after a disappointing year which saw them finish sixth in the Serie A. Milan is reportedly ready to take Higuain on a loan move for £16m and eventually sign him permanently next year for another £32.1m. "Beyond the figures though there's a technical question, neither the player nor Juventus have ever said they want a sale".
Yet ANOTHER blow for Chelsea.
It is believed that the Rossoneri are close to signing the one-time capped Italian worldwide as part of a sensational swap deal that would see veteran centre-half Leonardo Bonucci return to Juventus only a year later after he had left Turin for Milan. The striker has been Juventus' top goalscorer for the past two seasons, scoring 32 and 23 goals in each season he has spent in Turin since joining from Napoli.
The move will be a straight swap, both players being mutually valued by their current clubs at €35m (£31m/$40.8m).
Gonzalo Higuain has been linked with a sensational move to Chelsea in recent weeks but it looks like Maurizio Sarri will not get his man. Overall, he made seven appearances for Chelsea in what he considered a successful first season at the club.