Tuesday September 4 2012
Sydney 'optimistic' on Del Piero

Sydney FC have concluded another meeting with Alessandro Del Piero and are “optimistic” he’ll choose them ahead of Liverpool.

The Australian side met with the Juventus legend's agent and brother Stefano Del Piero in Turin amid reports Premier League giants Liverpool have come in with a new proposal.

“I am optimistic,” said director Tony Pignata. “He hasn’t signed anything yet, but the player is willing to join us. It's a work in progress.

“Liverpool are a great club, but Australia is a great country to live in,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

Del Piero turns 38 in November and is a free agent after his contract expired with Juventus.

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