Chelsea Could Sign AC Milan Star Whose Contract Issues Remain Unresolved

San Siro ace Pirlo set for Stamford Bridge?

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AC Milan have again delayed opening discussions with star players whose contracts run out in June, with Andrea Pirlo one of those most likely to leave.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Rossoneri vice president Adriano Galliani has put off talks until April for some of his star players, as they are yet to accept the offers on the table – which feature a significant pay cut.

Wages are no such issue at Chelsea, and Carlo Ancelotti is believed to desire a reunion with his former charge, after seeing his midfield stifled against Liverpool.

John Obi Mikel has proven decent in spells, but does not possess the vision from the deep-lying midfield position that Pirlo does, and his experience could prove key in tight matches – as Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs have repeatedly shown for Manchester United.

Pirlo’s club colleagues in a similar position at the San Siro include Alessandro Nesta and Filippo Inzaghi, and both veterans could surely still perform a job at the highest level.

Could that be the Premier League?

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