Wednesday September 5 2012
Del Piero chooses Sydney

Alessandro Del Piero is expected to sign for Sydney FC today after considering offers from Liverpool, Sion and Southampton.

Australian directors met with his brother and agent Stefano Del Piero again on Tuesday and emerged confident from the discussion.

“I am optimistic,” said director Tony Pignata on Sky Sport Italia. “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.”

According to the latest reports from the Italian media, Del Piero has turned down a late proposal from Liverpool to fill their attacking void.

He is set to sign a two-year contract worth €3.2m per season. A Press conference is expected at 12.00 UK time.