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Friday May 20 2011
Pirlo pushed towards Juventus

Andrea Pirlo is likely to be playing for Juventus next season after leaving Milan, his agent has commented.

The midfielder this week confirmed that he wouldn't be remaining with the Italian champions once his contract expires in June.

A switch to Juventus has been rumoured for months and it indeed now looks like such a transfer will occur.

"A final decision will be made in the next few days, but I think Juventus are the prime candidates," Tulio Tinti noted.

"There are still a few details to iron out, but I believe that Andrea Pirlo is heading towards Juve."

It's understood that Pirlo will sign a three-year contract with the Old Lady of Italian football.

The 32-year-old joined Milan in 2001 from city rivals Inter after a loan spell at hometown club Brescia.

"We never discussed finances with Milan regarding a new contract," the representative continued. "Pirlo's stimulus and the desire for a new adventure was what made the difference.

"Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri made his evaluations and we made ours, but we all did so with calmness."

It's widely understood that Allegri wouldn't have used Pirlo as a starter with regularity next season.

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