There are several reports suggesting Juventus will pay €90m for Gonzalo Higuain and not the full €94.7m Napoli clause.

President Aurelio De Laurentiis declared several times that the release clause in the contract was worth €94.7m.

However, Tuttosport, La Gazzetta dello Sport and Sky Sport Italia claim that figure only stands if the player himself activates it.

Instead, as Juventus are the ones activating the clause, the cost of the operation will drop to €90m.

The sum can also be paid over the course of two years.

In a similar clause, Juve also received a discount on Miralem Pjanic’s release clause from Roma earlier this summer.

Meanwhile, the Bianconeri’s rush to get the deal done is also explained by rumours the clause had a deadline of July 31.

It is also noted in the papers that Juventus did nothing illegal by having the player undergo a secret medical in Madrid, as that too is covered by the clause.