Liverpool’s hopes of signing Italian legend Andrea Pirlo appear to be dead in the water after reports that the midfielder is set for a switch to America next season.
According to Spanish publication AS [via Mirror Sport] the Juventus star will play his last game for the Old Lady in the Champions League final against Barcelona on Saturday evening.
Following the game he is expected to announce his intention to sign for MLS outfit New York City where he is likely to forge a formidable midfield partnership with former Chelsea star Frank Lampard.
This news is likely to come as blow for Liverpool, who have been strongly linked with a move for the experienced Italy international [via Metro Sport] and viewed him as a direct replacement for outgoing skipper Steven Gerrard, who is LA Galaxy-bound this summer.
If the reports are true then Pirlo will be hoping his final game in Europe ends in style with victory against the Catalan giants in Berlin.