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Monday December 28 2015
‘It was time to leave Juve’

Andrea Pirlo says ‘Juventus wanted me to stay’ but that ‘it was time for something new’ and praises his relationship with Italy CT Antonio Conte.

The 36-year-old left Turin in the summer to join MLS side New York City FC, but is still targeting a place in Italy’s Euro 2016 squad.

“Juventus wanted me to stay, they didn’t send me away,” Pirlo told Gazzetta.it.

“It was my decision, I had other choices in my mind but decided on this one.

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Monday December 28 2015
Pirlo ‘will respect NYCFC deal’

Andrea Pirlo rules out a move to Inter and targets a spot in Italy’s Euro 2016 squad next summer.

The playmaker joined New York City FC in the summer after winning the domestic double with Juventus last season, and has been linked with a loan to the Nerazzurri.

However, the Italy international denied that a San Siro return is on the cards and instead looked ahead to his objectives at club and international level.

“The time to stop hasn’t arrived yet, I still have a lot of desire to play,” he said to Gazzetta.it.

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Sunday December 27 2015
Thohir: 'Icardi core of Inter future'

Erick Thohir hailed “fundamental” Mauro Icardi, the “core for Inter’s future” and why Andrea Pirlo won’t arrive.

The President sat down with Mediaset Premium to discuss being top of the Serie A table at Christmas.

“I’m content, not satisfied. Inter finally has a great sporting and managerial organisation. We're complete. But I can't say I'm satisfied.

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Wednesday December 16 2015
Pogba: 'I trained on free kicks'

Paul Pogba revealed he “learned from Andrea Pirlo” after scoring a splendid free kick in Juve’s 4-0 win over Torino.

The French midfielder curled in during this Coppa Italia Round of 16 rout.

“It was a great game, we were concentrated to the end and got the result we wanted.

“Now we are focused on the next match so we can end the year on a high,” he told Rai Sport.

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Monday December 14 2015
Pirlo: ‘Juventus still the best’

Andrea Pirlo believes Juventus are “still the team to beat” and “will do everything” to be at Euro 2016.

The midfielder left the Bianconeri to join MLS side New York City FC this summer, with the Italian champions initially struggling this season.

However, after six wins in a row, the regista insists his old club are still the most dangerous team in Serie A.

“I think Juventus are still the strongest,” Pirlo said at the AIC [players’ union] gala.

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Wednesday December 9 2015
'Pirlo, Giovinco, Criscito stay put’

Agent Andrea D’Amico says Toronto’s Sebastian Giovinco, New York City FC’s Andrea Pirlo and Zenit’s Domenico Criscito will all stay put.

The trio have been linked with moves away in January, most notably Pirlo who has been connected with a short-term move to Inter.

However, D’Amico dismissed the suggestion that a move was on the cards and looked ahead to the January market of a ‘very strange’ Serie A season.

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Monday December 7 2015
Valero: ‘Fiorentina play best football’

Borja Valero admits Fiorentina “are not the best team” in Serie A but “we play the most beautiful football in Italy”.

The Viola are currently second, one point behind leaders Inter, and have been dipped by many as Scudetto dark horses.

“Fiorentina play good football, and have helped me since day one,” Valero told ABC, when asked about life in Florence.

“The city is beautiful too. It’s small, nice, comfortable and culturally fascinating. It rains a bit too much, but the rest is fabulous!

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Wednesday December 2 2015
‘No Pirlo or Biglia to Inter’

New York City FC’s Andrea Pirlo and Lazio’s Lucas Biglia haven’t been contacted by Inter, says Coach Roberto Mancini.

The two playmakers have been linked with a January switch to San Siro but Mancio has said that the club aren’t looking for midfield reinforcements.

However, he hasn’t ruled out winter arrivals, despite warning that ‘changing faces in January isn’t simple.’

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Thursday November 26 2015
Juventus players nominated for FIFPro XI

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is among the names nominated for this year’s FIFPro World XI.

The award involves votes from nearly 25,000 professional footballers from 70 different countries. They select one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three forwards.

The Bianconeri’s Paul Pogba and Giorgio Chiellini have also been shortlisted, along with Andrea Pirlo, Carlos Tevez and Arturo Vidal, who left the club this summer.

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Monday November 23 2015
‘Pirlo adds quality to Inter’

Andrea Pirlo’s arrival at Inter would ‘give quality to a compact and physical team’, says Carlo Ancelotti.

The New York City FC playmaker has been linked with a move to San Siro in January for a three-month stint during the MLS off season.

The former Milan, PSG, Chelsea and Real Madrid boss supported the idea of the 37-year-old’s arrival and gave his opinion of the season so far.

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