Andrea Pirlo has confirmed Juventus have decided to part ways with Gonzalo Higuaín this summer.
On Tuesday, La Repubblica explained the Old Lady are looking for a new club for the striker, and Aston Villa and West Ham United have emerged as options.
Fulham and Newcastle United have joined the two other Premier League clubs in having some interest in the 32-year-old, reports Calciomercato.
They state it’s now up to the Serie A side to convince the Argentine to leave, and one of the options would be to terminate his contract. However, that would cost them around €18m.
The other option is to wait until the end [most likely the end of the window] to see if there is any club willing to take the South American.
Juve want to find a club that’s ready to sign Higuaín on loan and also take care of his salary. The Italian giants are hopeful the attacker would reconsider his position after making it public he will not be included in Pirlo’s plans.
Juventus chief Fabio Paratici recently made a trip to London, where he ‘managed to snatch’ interest for Higuaín from Fulham and Newcastle. However, joining either the Cottagers or the Tyneside club ‘doesn’t seem to warm’ the player’s heart.