Juventus terminate contracts of Sami Khedira and Gonzalo Higuain
Both players are reportedly not in the plans of new manager Andrea Pirlo.
Juventus are looking to let both Sami Khedira and Gonzalo Higuain off the hook.
According to reports, new manager Andrea Pirlo has reportedly terminated the contracts of Khedira and Higuain although they have a year left in their current deal.
It was previously reported that the Bianconeri were looking to get rid of several players in the first-team, with Khedira and Higuain featuring in the list.
Khedira was sparsely used due to knee injury last season while Higuain was ineffective in linking up with Paulo Dybala and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Juve endured another Champions League failure, this time they lost to Ligue 1 side Lyon in the round of 16.
In the wake of the defeat, Maurizio Sarri had his stay cut short despite leading Juve to the Scudetto in his first season at Turin.
Andrea Pirlo has been chosen in turn to replace Sarri, and the former AC Milan star looks keen on mending the squad ahead of next season.
Juve are reportedly keeping tabs on Raul Jimenez, Alexandre Lacazette, Arkadiusz Milik as a replacement to the Argentine striker Higuain.
Pirlo also wants to add more creativity to the midfield as he is interested in signing Real Madrid star Isco. Meanwhile, Aaron Ramsey has been labelled transferable after just one season at Turin.
It will be interesting who Juventus will sign to replace Higuain in the transfer market and how Pirlo will fare in his first season as a manager.