Pirlo looking not looking to leave

Andrea Pirlo has made it clear he is hoping to sign a new contract with Juventus despite being linked with a number of European giants in recent weeks. The Italian midfielder is nearing the end of his current deal with Juve, leading some to speculate the 34-year old could be on his way in the summer, with former club AC Milan rumoured to be battling it out with Real Madrid should Pirlo decide to leave Juventus.

The 2006 World Cup winner has been a key part of Juventus’ success this season, proving he is still one of Serie A’s best midfielders by playing an important role in the club sitting nine points clear at the top of the table and heavy favourites with Betfair to win the title for a third straight year.

Despite recent reports, Pirlo has once again announced his commitment to Bianconeri and in adding to his medal collection, admitting he is hopeful that an agreement can be reached which will secure his future at the Juventus beyond the summer.

"I'm happy to be at Juve. I think that players don't have to go back to where they once did good things. I hope to remain here,” admitted Pirlo.

"We have a lot of matches to play and we must focus on them. But there are a lot of reasons to stay at Juventus. They are growing and here, it is possible to achieve your aims.”

Even at 34 years of age, Pirlo is showing no signs of losing any of his ability that has made him one of world football’s best players, and it would be surprising if Juventus weren’t keen on extending the Italy international’s contract. If they do, though, Pirlo wouldn’t be short of offers, and a return to AC Milan or a move to Real Madrid could yet be a possibility.