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Napoli

We’ve moved on from Higuain departure – Napoli’s Jorginho

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Naples (Italy) (AFP) Napoli midfielder Jorginho insists his team have moved on from Gonzalo Higuain's shock departure to Juventus as they prepare to face Portuguese giants Benfica in the Champions League.

Napoli, runners-up to Juventus in Serie A last season, host Benfica at the San Paolo in Group B on Wednesday looking to continue their bright start to this season's competition.

We’ve moved on from Higuain departure – Napoli’s Jorginho

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Naples (Italy) (AFP) Napoli midfielder Jorginho insists his team have moved on from Gonzalo Higuain's shock departure to Juventus as they prepare to face Portuguese giants Benfica in the Champions League.

Napoli, runners-up to Juventus in Serie A last season, host Benfica at the San Paolo in Group B on Wednesday looking to continue their bright start to this season's competition.

Juventus strong, Roma start well but both Milans need work: 7 Serie A week one talking points

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‘I Hope We Can Still Be Friends’ – Gonzalo Higuain Has One Last Desperate Stab At Appeasing Jilted Napoli Fans With Apologetic Instagram Message

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It's fairly safe to posit that many Napoli fans weren't best pleased when Gonzalo Higuain decided to up sticks and leave for Juventus last month.

Despite the fact their club reaped a princely/berserk fee of€90million from the transaction, it didn't stop Napoli fans from taking to the street to burn their Higuain shirts and stuff them down toilets in reaction to the unforgivable treachery that had just befallen them.

Gonzalo Higuain, Pjanic, Candreva… 10 Serie A summer transfers to get excited about in 2016/17

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‘He’s Fatter Than Me’ – Robert Prosinecki Offers Some Choice Thoughts On Gonzalo Higuain’s Physical Appearance

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The world and his dog have been quick to pass judgement on Gonzalo Higuain after the Argentinian striker recently (briefly) became the third most expensive footballer in history when he completed his big £75.3million move from Napoli to Juventus.

Higuain made his debut for Juve in a friendly against West Ham last weekend, with many independent observers noticing that the 28-year-old forward appearedto be carrying a little bit of excess timber around the midriff.

Record transfer boosts Manchester United’s chances of completing fourth signing

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Juventus have confirmed they have completed a deal in signing Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli for a transfer fee of €90 million on Tuesday.

The Italian club will pay the fee over the two financial years and the Argentine international will become the third most expensive player in the history of football behind Gareth Bale and Cristaino Ronaldo as Real Madrid paid the fee to Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United respectively.

Higuain alla Juventus, è fatta! Marotta in Lega Calcio per depositare il contratto

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Depositato il contratto in Lega Calcio da Marotta, alle 15 e 30 è iniziata ufficialmente l'avventura di Gonzalo Higuain alla Juventus. La Societ bianconera ha dunque pagato la clausola rescissoria di 90 milioni di euro (in base all'accordo nel caso in cui fosse stato Higuain a svincolarsi, allora il giocatore avrebbe dovuto versare a De [.

Official-ish: Juventus Sign Gonzalo Higuain From Napoli For The Not Insignificant Sum Of €90m

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Nothing formal as yet but Sky Italia are reporting that Gonzalo Higuain has completed a move from Napoli to Juventus.

The fee involved? An absolutely berserk €90million that's £75.3million in old money. And for a 28-year-old, too. Bloody Nora.

The transfer has been on the cards for a week or so, with more than a couple of Napoli fans greeting the prospective dealby taking to the streets and ritualistically burning their Higuain shirts/stuffing them down toilets, etc.

Would a Giroud-Higuain swap deal be a worthy risk for Arsenal?

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Rumours are circling that Arsenalhave made an offer to sign Gonzalo Higuain in a cash-plus-player deal involving Olivier Giroud. The Frenchman played a key role in helping his country's football teamto reach the final of Euro 2016 this month, but has been under intense scrutiny for his club form in recent terms.

From Italy: Arsenal set to offer €50m plus Giroud to sign €94m Chelsea target

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Back in 2013, Gonzalo Higuain was reportedly close to signing for Arsenal. He had already decided to leave Real Madrid and was heavily linked with a move to North London. In the end, the deal didn’t materialise and he decided to join Napoli instead.

Four years later, Arsenal have another opportunity to sign the Argentine.

Chelsea close to signing €94m striker, Spain international could set for transfer move

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La Liga giants Atletico Madrid have not given up on their hopes of signing Diego Costa from Chelsea this summer. While the likes of Aubameyang, Lacazette and Gameiro also interest Diego Simeone, but the Atletico boss is desperate to be reunited with the Spain international.

Chelsea have refused to negotiate a deal for Costa, so far, but the scenario could change if the player forces a move or the new manager Antonio Conte sign at least two strikers.

Higuain feels Napoli love but doubts on future persist

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Rome (AFP) History-making Gonzalo Higuain has declared his love for Napoli but left doubts hanging over his future as rumours persist of a possible move to the Premier League.

Higuain hit a hat-trick in a dramatic 4-0 win over relegated Frosinone on Saturday to take his league tally for the season to 36 in 35 games, in the process breaking a 66-year-old Serie A scoring record.

Higuain feels Napoli love but doubts on future persist

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Rome (AFP) History-making Gonzalo Higuain has declared his love for Napoli but left doubts hanging over his future as rumours persist of a possible move to the Premier League.

Higuain hit a hat-trick in a dramatic 4-0 win over relegated Frosinone on Saturday to take his league tally for the season to 36 in 35 games, in the process breaking a 66-year-old Serie A scoring record.

Record-setting Higuain fires Napoli into Champions League

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Rome (AFP) Gonzalo Higuain was in high spirits after a hat-trick in a dramatic 4-0 rout of Frosinone set a new all-time record of 36 goals in a single Serie A season and fired Napoli into the Champions League.

"I feel immense joy at overtaking this record," Higuain told Mediaset at the San Paolo stadium.

Record-setting Higuain fires Napoli into Champions League

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Rome (AFP) Gonzalo Higuain was in high spirits after a hat-trick in a dramatic 4-0 rout of Frosinone set a new all-time record of 36 goals in a single Serie A season and fired Napoli into the Champions League.

"I feel immense joy at overtaking this record," Higuain told Mediaset at the San Paolo stadium.

Juventus

Buffon sounds alarm as Juve stutter

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Milan (AFP) The Juventus defence is leaking, goals have dried up and captain Gianluigi Buffon has rung the alarm after the Serie A champions were exposed during a 2-1 'Derby d'Italia' defeat to Inter Milan.

Juventus host Cagliari on Wednesday, and goalkeeper Buffon wants tightening up at the back.

Focus on Sevilla, not Champions League title – Allegri

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has warned their Champions League ambitions will count for nothing on Wednesday if the Turin giants don't successfully defend their impressive home record in Europe against Sevilla.

Juventus have been tipped for success in this season's competition after notably adding Gonzalo Higuain, Miralem Pjanic and Dani Alves to a side that were beaten finalists in 2015.

Focus on Sevilla, not Champions League title – Allegri

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has warned their Champions League ambitions will count for nothing on Wednesday if the Turin giants don't successfully defend their impressive home record in Europe against Sevilla.

Juventus have been tipped for success in this season's competition after notably adding Gonzalo Higuain, Miralem Pjanic and Dani Alves to a side that were beaten finalists in 2015.

Five things we learned in Serie A

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Milan (AFP) Juve are still unstoppable, Gonzalo Higuain is still deadly when he's overweight and there's still no stopping Roma icon Francesco Totti.

Here's five things we learned in Serie A this weekend:

Juventus set out scudetto stall

This time last year Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri was nervously biting his fingernails on the touchlines as the Italian giants responded to a Champions League defeat to Barcelona in May 2015 by contriving to completely destroy their start to the Serie A season.

From Kaka to Paul Pogba: The top 10 most expensive football transfers of all time

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Patrice Evra Reacts To Juventus Signing Gonzalo Higuain By Doing A Little Ping-Pong Dance (Video)

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As you may have heard, Gonzalo Higuain became the third most expensive player in history yesterday when he joined Juventus from Napoli for the princely sum of€90million.

Having already won Serie Aat a canter last season, the news that Juve hadpurloinedsecond-placed Napoli's top goalscorer came as a delight to Patrice Evra, who couldn't help but dance a little jig around his ping-pong table after realising that his job had just been made that much cushier.

Chelsea Poised To Raid Serie A

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Incoming Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is the current Italy national team boss, so it is logical that he would be targeting Serie A stars as he looks to rebuild a Chelsea squad that is capable of challenging for the top honors next season.

According to Goal, Chelsea are working on signing Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain and Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan for a combined £80 million.

Argentina

Lionel Messi & Half The Argentina Squad Set To Retire From International Duty After Losing Out To Chile In Copa America Final

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There were tears aplenty in the aftermath of last night's Copa America final, with Argentina eventually losing out on penalties to Chile on the back of120 goalless minutes in New Jersey.

Lionel Messi missed his spot-kick during the shoot-out, sending his effort sailing over the crossbar as Chile scrabbled their way to a 4-2 win and thus back-to-back Copa America titles.

Copa America: Manchester United's £85m target scores twice, new record for Barcelona superstar

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Argentina booked their place in the Copa America final after demolishing the US 4-0 on Tuesday night in Houston. Lionel Messi scored one and set up two goals as the Albiceleste made it to the final for the second successive Copa editions.

Jurgen Klinsmann had to make several changes to the starting line-up following suspensions to some of his key players: DeAndre Yedlin returned to left back position after missing out the quarter-final tie against Ecuador through suspension.

Argentina 4, USA 0 - Three Thoughts As Messi And Company Dominate

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The USA crash out of Copa America almost the most disastrous of ways as Argentina pasted them 4-0 at home.

To be honest, three minutes into the game we all expected it to get a lot worse.

Ezequiel Lavezzi opened the scoring with a header and Argentina never looked back as Lionel Mess added a second via a direct kick and Gonzalo Higuain added a second half brace in a 4-0 win over the United States in the Copa America semifinals from NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.

USMNT blown out by Argentina in Copa America semifinal

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It wasn't much of a competition as the US were easily bested by Lionel Messi and Argentina.

The United States national team managed to make the semi-final of the 2016 Copa America, but they weren't going to make it any farther if Argentina had anything to say about it. The US were thoroughly dominated by Lionel Messi and co.

Copa America 2016: United States vs. Argentina time, TV schedule and live stream plus full schedule

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The USMNT are in the semifinals, where they'll face the best team on the planet

The Copa America Centenario semifinals begin tonight and the United States are the lone CONCACAF team still remaining. After losing the opening match to Colombia 2-0, the USMNT have rattled off wins of 4-0 against Costa Rica, 1-0 against Paraguay and 2-1 against Ecuador to seal their place in their first Copa America semifinals since 1995.

United States vs. Argentina Match Preview: Can the USMNT overcome Lionel Messi and Argentina’s attack?

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Can John Brooks and the USMNT defense slow down Messi?

Game: United States vs Argentina

Date: Tuesday, June 21st

Time: 9pm Eastern

Venue: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

Television: Fox Sports 1, Univision, and Univision Deportes

Streaming: Fox Sports Go, Univision Deportes, fuboTV (free trial)

Believe it or not, the USMNT find themselves in the semi-finals.

Copa America 2016: Quarterfinal Recaps - USA To Face Argentina, Mexico Routed by Chile

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Argentina continued to be good at soccer and will play the USA in the semis while Chile scored a touchdown on Mexico.

The semifinal matchups for Copa America are set. The United States will play Argentina on June 21st in Houston while Chile moves on to face Colombia on June 22nd in Chicago.

Messi scare as Argentina down Honduras

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San Juan (Argentina) (AFP) Lionel Messi was taken to hospital after suffering an injury scare on Friday as Argentina defeated Honduras 1-0 in their only warm-up game before next month's Copa America Centenario in the United States.

A first-half goal from in-form Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain settled a low-key encounter in San Juan, with two-time world champions Argentina dominating possession and shots.

Messi scare as Argentina down Honduras

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San Juan (Argentina) (AFP) Lionel Messi was taken to hospital after suffering an injury scare on Friday as Argentina defeated Honduras 1-0 in their only warm-up game before next month's Copa America Centenario in the United States.

A first-half goal from in-form Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain settled a low-key encounter in San Juan, with two-time world champions Argentina dominating possession and shots.

Argentina call on Messi, Aguero for Copa but Tevez snubbed

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Buenos Aires (AFP) Argentina coach Gerardo Martino named his 23-man squad for the Copa America on Friday, pinning his hopes on Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero but ignoring Carlos Tevez.

Idolised by his Boca Juniors club and popular throughout Argentina, Tevez was overlooked in favour of Gonzalo Higuain who smashed a record 36 goals in Serie A this season with Napoli.

Argentina call on Messi, Aguero for Copa but Tevez snubbed

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Buenos Aires (AFP) Argentina coach Gerardo Martino named his 23-man squad for the Copa America on Friday, pinning his hopes on Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero but ignoring Carlos Tevez.

Idolised by his Boca Juniors club and popular throughout Argentina, Tevez was overlooked in favour of Gonzalo Higuain who smashed a record 36 goals in Serie A this season with Napoli.

Rumours

Could Gonzalo Higuain move to Stamford Bridge this summer?

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After a disappointing 2015/16 campaign, it wouldn't be a huge surprise to see Chelsea make a number of moves in the summer transfer window. Soon-to-be Blues boss Antonio Conte is going to have various targets but perhaps Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain may be his number one priority ahead of what could be a defining season for the club.

Is there a need for Gonzalo Higuain?

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Let's face it: Chelsea's season was disappointing and the club ended up way below its own standards. Many reasons for that can be found at the back with the team giving up a staggering amount of 53 goals. It is a statistic previously unheard of at Chelsea.
What about their offensive output though?

Serie A

Will Anyone Meet Gonzalo Higuain’s 94m Price Tag?

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Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis insists anyone interested in signing record breaking striker Gonzalo Higuain will have to meet the Argentine striker's €94m (£74m) release clause.

The 28-year-old Higuain, had a career year for Napoli scoring at least 17 more goals than any other player in Serie A this season (36) and helping Maurizio Sari's side challenge Juventus all the way for the Serie A title.

Gonzalo Higuain Breaks Serie A Scoring Record

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Gonzalo Higuain wrote himself into the Serie A record books as his hat-trick fired Napoli to a 4-0 win over 10-man Frosinone that sealed a second-placed finish.

Higuain's 19-minute second-half treble sees him become the first man to score 36 goals in a Serie A campaign, nudging ahead of AC Milan's Gunnar Nordahl, who scored 35 in 1949-50 in 37 matches.

The Rest

Should Arsenal challenge Man City for this Spanish star?

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Arsenal are in desperate need of a new striker this summer but have so far not had much luck on the transfer front. Supposed rejection from Jamie Vardy and inconclusive reports following on from Gonzalo Higuain, Karim Benzema and Álvaro Morata, Arsenal need to start turning our attention elsewhere, with Nolito to being a possible [.

Gonzalo Higuain gives Argentina 3-0 lead

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Just in case the United States had any hope of staging an improbable comeback, Gonzalo Higuain all but completely put that to rest when he scored less than five minutes into the second half.

Higuain perfectly timed his run to get behind John Brooks and Ezequiel Lavezzi put in a perfect pass.