Juventus are eager to bring the average age and total salary bill down, but Sami Khedira and Gonzalo Higuain are not going to make that easy.
Blaise Matuidi terminated his contract early by mutual consent so he could sign for Inter Miami in MLS.
The Bianconeri stated with President Andrea Agnelli after their Champions League elimination that the plan was to lower the average age of their squad.
Huge salaries are also an issue, so players such as Matuidi, Khedira and Higuain are precisely the ones who new coach Andrea Pirlo intends to prune from the team.
However, according to the Corriere dello Sport, both Khedira and Higuain are so far refusing to accept an early termination by mutual consent.
If they do, then it’ll only be with a hefty bonus.
Higuain earns €7.5m per season net, while Khedira isn’t far behind on €6m per year.
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