New reports from Italy claim that Gonzalo Higuain was in fact close to joining Inter before switching Juventus for AC Milan during the summer transfer window.
Italian news outlet Il BiancoNero have revealed the talented forward was very close to joining the Nerazzurri, however the move failed to materialise as
Nevertheless, either destination for Icardi would not have directly affected AC Milan in their move for Higuain. Had Icardi joined Juventus or perhaps even Real Madrid, Higuain’s move to Inter may have been more feasible.
Both strikers will now go head to head for the opposing rivals in Serie A, with both teams attempting to provide some competition for Juventus and prevent them from achieving their eighth consecutive title.
Moreover, the pair will also face off in a battle for the Capocannoniere, with last year’s title shared by Icardi and Lazio’s Ciro Immobile.
Icardi’s Inter got their Serie A campaign off to a bad start in their defeat to Sassuolo on Sunday, while AC Milan are yet to play after their game against Genoa was postponed following the Morandi bridge collapse.