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Juventus cutting loose veteran pair Higuain and Khedira

Gonzalo Higuain and Sami Khedira are having their contracts terminated by Juventus.

Andrea Pirlo's Juventus revolution is kicking into gear, with the Italian champions' new boss axing Higuain and Khedira from his squad.

Pirlo is taking the drastic decision of cancelling the pair's contracts a year before their expiry, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.

Higuain failed to impress this season and is the Serie A side's top earner in their star squad

Juve will be relieved to rid themselves of Higuain's £6.7m annual wage bill amid the coronavirus pinch, while both former Real Madrid stars reportedly in talks with the Turin side over payouts.

Higuain scored just eight goals in 32 Serie A games this season, having also failed to hit double figures in an ill-fated loan at Chelsea a year ago.

Khedira's season was savaged by knee trouble, playing 12 of Juventus' first 13 games in the Italian top-flight before spending the rest of the campaign on the sidelines.

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