Aaron Ramsey Among Five Players 'Not Wanted' at Juventus by Andrea Pirlo

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Ramsey has struggled to hold down a starting spot | Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images

Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey is 'not wanted' at the club by new manager Andrea Pirlo, and will be allowed to leave alongside four other players.

Following the Bianconeri's disappointing exit in the Champions League to Lyon at the last 16 stage recently, the club opted to part ways with Maurizio Sarri - even despite his efforts in the league. The likes of Mauricio Pochettino and Zinedine Zidane were linked with the role for the brief time it was available, but the Turin-based outfit decided to place their trust in club legend Pirlo.

The Mirror now report that while Pirlo hasn't been in charge for long, he is already looking to make changes as he looks to build a side capable of challenging for the Champions League next term. As part of the rebuilding process, Pirlo is keen to offload a number of players this summer - with Ramsey among those who are free to leave.

The Italian isn't keen to keep hold of the midfielder, despite the fact he has already allowed Blaise Matuidi to leave; the Frenchman is on the verge of signing for Inter Miami.

Of course, Ramsey only joined Juventus last summer on a free transfer, but he has struggled to hold down a regular starting spot. In fact, the 29-year-old started just 14 games in all competitions during the 2019/20 campaign.

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Ramsey is free to leave Juventus | Chris Ricco/Getty Images

The long-time Arsenal midfielder has been linked with a move away a number of times already, with it even being suggested Juventus could look to include Ramsey as part of a deal to re-sign Paul Pogba from Manchester United. However, talk of such a move has since cooled as the Frenchman now appears to be happy at Old Trafford again and is close to penning a new long-term deal.

Elsewhere, Pirlo is also keen to move Gonzalo Higuain, Sami Khedira, Daniele Rugani and Mattia De Sciglio on this summer. The Mirror note that Pirlo does plan to be active in the transfer market as he looks to strengthen his squad, and will aim to replace any players who do leave.