Pirlo admits he's spoken to the veteran striker.
“I spoke to Higuain. He's a person I admire very much, he had an important period here and was a great player," Pirlo said at a press conference.
“But we decided that our paths must be divided. He was a great champion, but the cycles end. He was put aside but as a serious person, we spoke to each other and made this decision.
“As for [Sami] Khedira, he's injured. We'll see when he gets better."