According to Tuttosport, Juventus have given Pipita a prolonged deadline to return from Argentina due to the illness of his mother but could also be the former Napoli forward’s first steps towards a future elsewhere.

Both Adrien Rabiot and Higuain are still in their respective homelands and the French midfielder has been continuing his individual training in direct contact with the Old Lady.

But they are denying their return to Italy and the reports in Italy claim the initial refusal to travel has not received a warm welcome by the executives at Allianz Stadium.

When the players return to Turin, they will have to undergo a mandatory quarantine of at least two weeks but as the clubs are not resuming group training officially just yet, the players are not forced to come back.

The other foreign players who opted to leave Italy during quarantine have already returned to Piedmont and Juventus hope to see Rabiot back as soon as possible, whilst Higuain has been given extra time.

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