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Highest-paid footballers in Serie A
Cristiano Ronaldo, who joined Juventus from Real Madrid this summer, is now the biggest star of the Italian top division. Besides, the Portugal star is by far the highest-paid player in Serie A. Who are other footballers with the biggest salaries in Italy? And how big is the gap between them and Ronaldo? Here comes the Top 12. 1.Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) - 30 million euros per year Actually the Portuguese gets less money than Lionel Messi (40 million) and Neymar (36,8 million). Yet his salary is huge, and it is by far the best in Italian football. 2. Gonzalo Higuain (Milan) - 8,5 million Last year, he played for Juventus and was the best-paid footballer is Serie A with the annual salary of 7.5 million euros. But after Ronaldo arrived in Turin, Higuain's place in the line-up came under threat, so he preferred to move to Milan where he was offered an even better salary. 3. Paulo Dybala (Juventus) - 7 million The 24-year-old Argentine, who has been playing at Turin since 2015, comes second in the list of higest-paid Juve players - and third in the whole Serie A. 4. Miralem Pjanic (Juventus) - 6.5 million Another Juve player in this list, Pjanic has just extended his contract with the club until 2023, and his annual salary increased from 4.5 to 6.5 million euros. 5-6. Gianluigi Donnarumma (Milan) and Douglas Costa (Juventus) - 6 million Milan goalkeeper and Juventus mifielder are level in the list, with both players getting the same salary. 7.Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus) - 5.5 million Last season, the Italy defender played at Milan and had a better paycheck of 7.5 million euros per year. But the 31-year-old Bonucci opted to return to Juve, where his salary is smaller. Still it's bigger than 3.5 million that he received before his departure for Milan last summer. 8-9. Mauro Icardi (Inter), Emre Can (Juventus) - 5 million Another Argentine in this list, Icardi is the highest-paid player at Inter. And this money pay off as the 25-year-old striker has already scored 100 goals for the club in Serie A. Meanwhile, Can is a newcomer in Serie A after moving from Liverpool this summer, but he also gets 5 million euros. 10-12. Edin Dzeko (Roma), Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli), Dries Mertens (Napoli) - 4.5 million Roma and Napoli can hardly compete with Juventus and Milan in terms of salaries, so their highest-paid players do not get more than 4.5 million, which is just 15% of Ronaldo's wages.
Higuain slips through Chelsea's hands
Newport.com NEWSSPORT Chelsea plot last-ditch transfer for Gonzalo Higuain despite striker arriving for AC Milan medical Gonzalo Higuain is in Milan to undergo a medical (Picture: Reuters) Share this article via facebookShare this article via twitter 305 SHARES Latest from Metro.co.uk» One dead and two injured following brutal stabbing in London Brit, 17, in coma after being 'poisoned by cockroach pesticide' on holiday GOSSIP Metro Sport Reporter Wednesday 1 Aug 2018 11:06 pm Chelsea are refusing to give up on the possibility of signing Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain, according to reports. The forward is on the verge of becoming an AC Milan player and is reportedly scheduled to undergo a medical on Thursday after arriving in Milan on Wednesday night. New Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri put Higuain at the top of his transfer wishlist and the Blues will make a last-ditch attempt to fulfil their manager’s wishes. Chelsea's transfer targets Play Video Loaded: 0%Progress: 0% PlayMute Current Time 0:00 / Duration Time 1:48 Fullscreen The Mirror claim Chelsea will continue to chase Higuain until the very last moment. ADVERTISEMENT Milan have already agreed terms with Higuain, but Chelsea are confident they can sell Olivier Giroud to Marseille for £20million and capitalise on disagreements between Milan and Juventus. Chelsea will then match Milan’s financial package with the Giroud funds and will work to persuade an unconvinced Higuain. (Picture: Getty) Higuain was greeted at a Milan hotel by fan