Juventus ‘consider dream move for Harry Kane with Gonzalo Higuain stalling on return to Turin’ as striker remains in Argentina amid ongoing coronavirus crisis
- Juventus consider Harry Kane as the ‘ideal replacement’ for Gonzalo Higuain
- The Argentine is resisting return to Turin for training amid the coronavirus crisis
- The 32-year-old is currently in Argentina caring for his cancer-stricken mother
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Juventus will reportedly turn their attentions towards a sensational move for Harry Kane as current striker Gonzalo Higuain stalls on returning to Turin.
Sources in Italy claim that the Argentine was doing all he could to delay or even scrap returning to the Italian city from his native country where he is caring for his mother, who is dealing with cancer, amid the coronavirus crisis.
Juve’s players are expected back next week to complete a 14-day isolation period before returning to training, and Higuain’s persistent refusal could lead to disciplinary action from the club or even a contract termination.
Juventus are eyeing a ‘dream move’ for Tottenham’s Harry Kane to replace Gonzalo Higuain
Higuain is doing all he can to delay or scrap a return to Turin amid the coronavirus crisis
Kane: Appearances: 25, Goals: 17, Assists: 2
Higuain: Appearances: 34, Goals: 8, Assists: 8
Statistics correct according to Transfermarkt
The ‘ideal replacement’ for Higuain in Juve’s minds is England captain Harry Kane, according to Corriere dello Sport.
Kane recently suggested he is open to the idea of leaving Tottenham if they are unable to match his trophy ambitions and wouldn’t stay at the club for the ‘sake of it’.
Sportsmail has since revealed that Kane is open to a world record £200million move to Manchester United when the transfer window opens, but could be tempted by the lure of the Italian giants.
The striker (L) is currently in Argentine with his mother Nancy (C) who is battling cancer
Higuain’s current deal expires in 2021 and La Repubblica suggests an early contract termination could save the Old Lady approximately £23million, while the Argentine has managed just eight goals this season compared to Kane’s 17 for Spurs despite an injury hit campaign.
The 32-year-old, who has spent time on loan at AC Milan and Chelsea during his time at Juventus, was one of the first players to leave the country after quarantine was imposed, as players Daniele Rugani, Blaise Matuidi and Paulo Dybala tested positive for COVID-19.
The forward is even considering scrapping the idea of returning to Juventus altogether, having been linked with moves to Qatar and the MLS.
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