Andrea Pirlo has revealed Paulo Dybala will be staying at the club despite reports the new Juventus boss was ready to sell the forward.
Dybala was close to a transfer last summer to the Premier League, but stayed in Turin and finished the season with 17 goals in all competitions.
Pirlo confirmed Higuain is set to leave the club but insisted Dybala, 26, was not up for sale.
‘We’ve decided together with Gonzalo Higuain that he’ll leave the club this summer,’ he said.
‘He’s out of the project and we’re ready to let him go. Dybala is an important player and he will be part of the project.’
Pirlo was a shock announcement as head coach of Juventus having had no managerial experience before, except with the Italian side’s youth teams.
The club legend signed a two-year deal and explained his vision for the team.
‘I want to bring back the enthusiasm, with proactive football and domination of the play,’ Pirlo said.
‘I said two things to the lads: “you must always have the ball” and “when you lose it, you must get it back quickly”.