Liverpool join chase to sign Juventus midfielder in surprise swoop

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Liverpool are said to be ready to rival Chelsea for the surprise signing of Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo this summer as the veteran admits he is likely to leave the club.

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The Italian international has been quoted as saying he would like to bow out at Juve with a win in the Champions League final, with his side edging Real Madrid 2-1 in the first leg of their semi-final against the Spanish giants.

Long regarded as one of the finest playmakers in the world and a great of his generation, Pirlo may still have one more big move left in him, with Premier League clubs now showing a surprise interest in the 35-year-old.

Liverpool are already bidding farewell to one veteran midfielder this summer as Steven Gerrard prepares to leave Anfield for a move to LA Galaxy, and it may be that Pirlo will be targeted to replace him, according to reports from the Independent.

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