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Romagnoli welcomes Higuain AC Milan swap

06 August 2018

Chelsea were interested in signing the forward alongside defender, Daniele Rugani, but that fell through, with the Argentine going to the San Siro along with Caldara, as Bonucci returned to Juve on loan.

Bonucci, an 80-time Italian global, only joined Milan last summer after playing 319 games in a seven-year spell with Juventus.

"Here at AC Milan, everybody wanted me".

"The esteem in which I hold Sarri isn't new", said Higuain.

"I didn't have the chance to speak too much with Gattuso but we all know he made history for AC Milan, he won the World Cup with Italy, so it's a huge honour for me to play under him".

"I always say that I love Milan and my family is very happy".

But Milan made their move and ultimately secured an initial one-year loan for €18m with an option to buy for €36m, while Mattia Caldara and Leonardo Bonucci swapped clubs - the latter returning to Juve after just a season away.

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"As for Higuain, I thank him for these two seasons during which he gave his best". So what motivation could there possibly be for Higuain to make such a shocking move and leave a club where he was winning constantly and so adored by supporters?

"I had hoped to one day have the chance to be a Juventus player".

He then joined Juve for €90m when they activated a release clause in his contract, making him the most expensive transfer in Italian football at the time.

"I've played with (Ronaldo) before, but I have no regrets", Higuain said.

"All top teams aim for top players", he said. We've gone through four or five years where we haven't found consistency.

Romagnoli welcomes Higuain AC Milan swap