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Wednesday August 9 2017
Pirlo welcomes twins and Italy return

Andrea Pirlo has become a father to twins and will return to Italy permanently in December, confirmed his partner Valentina Baldini.

Former Inter, Milan and Juventus midfielder Pirlo already has children from his previous marriage, but these are the first for this partnership.

Valentina confirmed the new via a blog post from New York, where her partner is playing for New York City FC, but that MLS experience is coming to an end.

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Saturday June 3 2017
Pirlo: 'Expect Juve victory'

Andrea Pirlo “expected nothing other than” Juventus winning the Champions League against Real Madrid and helping Gigi Buffon get the Ballon d’Or.

His final match in a Bianconeri jersey was the 3-1 Final defeat to Barcelona in 2015, followed by his transfer to New York City FC.

“What to say? We’re here: Juve-Real, the Champions League Final,” wrote Pirlo in La Stampa newspaper.

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Thursday June 1 2017
Pirlo hopes for competitive Serie A

Andrea Pirlo hopes Serie A can become more competitive “with four or five teams fighting for the Scudetto”.

Juventus have won the title for the past six seasons in a row, an Italian record, and their former midfielder hopes they can be challenged in the coming years.

“For now Juve have proven that they’re ahead,” Pirlo told Corriere della Sera.

“The hope though is that we can go back to having more spectacle, with four or five teams fighting for the Scudetto.

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Friday May 19 2017
Happy birthday, Andrea Pirlo

Today is the 38th birthday of former Inter, Milan and Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo.

Born in Fiero near Brescia, the young Pirlo began his career with Brescia playing in a trequartista role.

His performances soon led to a move to Inter, but he struggled to break into the squad in the 1998-99 campaign and was loaned to Reggina.

After another impressive season in the provinces he was again brought back to San Siro, but after just four League appearances Pirlo was loaned back to Brescia.

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Tuesday May 2 2017
Pirlo: ‘I’ll do coaching badges’

New York City FC midfielder Andrea Pirlo will do his coaching badges after he retires because “you never know”.

The veteran has another year on his contract in Major League Soccer and, in answering a question about Francesco Totti’s potential retirement, he also discussed his own future.

“Totti? A lot will depend on him,” Pirlo told SportItalia.

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Wednesday April 26 2017
Giovinco and Pirlo big MLS earners

Sebastian Giovinco and Andrea Pirlo are among the top five highest-paid players in Major League Soccer.

The MLS Soccer Player Union revealed the figures and there is a strong former Serie A feel to the biggest star names.

Ex-Milan hero Ricky Kaka is at the top of the pile with an Orlando City contract worth $6.6m, which will rise to $7.2m in 2017 with bonuses.

Toronto FC legend Giovinco follows on $7.1m per year for 2017, including bonuses.

Former Roma midfielder Michael Bradley earns $6.5m per year at Toronto FC.

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Saturday April 8 2017
De Rossi considers Roma exit?

There are increasing reports that Roma will only offer Daniele De Rossi a one-year contract, so Inter, Juventus and MLS clubs are on alert.

The midfielder’s current deal expires at the end of this season, but so far negotiations have hit problems.

According to Calciomercato.com, the only proposal on the table is a one-year contract and De Rossi sees that as a lack of faith in his future.

The Italy international turns 34 in July and the club owners want to reduce the average age of the squad.

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Friday April 7 2017
Conte: No Pirlo reunion

Antonio Conte insists there is no truth in rumours linking former Juventus and Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo with the assistant Coach vacancy at Chelsea.

Former Chelsea player and coach Ray Wilkins claimed earlier in the week that Conte wanted Pirlo to become his No 2 at Stamford Bridge, with incumbent Steve Holland due to take on the same role with England on a full-time basis.

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Wednesday April 5 2017
Pirlo could be Chelsea coach

Ray Wilkins says Antonio Conte wants Andrea Pirlo to join his Chelsea coaching staff for next season.

The veteran midfielder played under Conte at Juventus, and is currently playing with New York City FC in MLS.

However, he has refused to confirm that he’ll play on beyond the current season, and one Blues legend says he could join the setup at Stamford Bridge.

“I know for a fact he has been around Stamford Bridge on a number of occasions this year,” Wilkins said on TalkSport.

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Saturday April 1 2017
Pirlo admires young Italy side

Andrea Pirlo is impressed with the new Italy midfield coming through and Gianluigi Donnarumma “is the goalkeeper of the future.”

The New York City FC star spoke to Sky Sport Italia after another group of Azzurri were given their senior debuts in victories over Albania and the Netherlands.

“I like this new Italy side, as some really interesting young players are coming through, we’ve got new faces making their mark and they are all impressive,” said Pirlo.

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