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Pirlo defends Dybala’s attitude as Juventus star withdraws from Argentina squad
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Pirlo defends Dybala’s attitude as Juventus star withdraws from Argentina squad

The Argentine attacker has struggled to get going this campaign and will use the upcoming international break to rest Andrea Pirlo backed Paulo Dybala, defending the playmaker's attitude after Juventus were held by Lazio. Dybala came off the bench as Juve were pegged back late in a 1-1 Serie A draw at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday. Cristiano Ronaldo had put Pirlo's men ahead, but Felipe Caicedo scored a 95th-minute equaliser after a tremendous run by Joaquin Correa.
Juventus coach Pirlo: Morata return was a priority
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Juventus coach Pirlo: Morata return was a priority

Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo is delighted with the return of Alvaro Morata. Pirlo insists bringing Morata back from Atletico Madrid was always a priority. He said, “We were waiting for a striker to come in and he's here now. I know Morata well, I was lucky enough to play with him: he was one of our priorities. “On a technical and tactical level, he's the player we were looking for. Pellegrini went to Genoa to get more game time, also in light of next year's European Championship. “De Sciglio's available like he was last week."
Morata set for Juventus medical ahead of loan return with €45m option to buy from Atletico Madrid
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Morata set for Juventus medical ahead of loan return with €45m option to buy from Atletico Madrid

The 27-year-old enjoyed two productive seasons in Turin and is now set to join former team-mate Andrea Pirlo's rebuild at the club Alvaro Morata is on the verge of completing a return to Juventus from Atletico Madrid, sources have confirmed to Goal. The 27-year-old, who played for Juve from 2014-16, should undergo a medical on Tuesday ahead of an initial loan move. Juventus are set to pay a loan fee of €9 million (£8m/$11m), with an option to buy for €45m (£41m/$53m).
Higuain and Khedira’s Contracts Terminated
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Higuain and Khedira’s Contracts Terminated

Juventus have decided to terminate the contracts of Gonzalo Higuaín and Sami Khedira. New Juventus, manager, Andrea Pirlo, has not included Higuain and Khedira in his plans for next season. This was revealed by respected Italian sports journalist, Fabrizio Romano, via his Twitter handle on Friday night. Romano tweeted: “After Matuidi deal with Inter Miami completed for free, Juventus have also decided to terminate contracts of Higuain and Khedira. They’re out of the Pirlo project. “Talks on to find an agreement on the payout (both have still 1year contract left with Juve).” DAILY POST had reported that both Higuain and Khedira are among the six players Pirlo put up for sale this summer.
New Juventus Manager, Andrea Pirlo Puts up Six Players for Sale
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New Juventus Manager, Andrea Pirlo Puts up Six Players for Sale

Juventus new manager, Andrea Pirlo, is reportedly ready to sell at least six players this summer transfer window, as he looks to bolster his squad ahead of next season, Mirror UK reports. Pirlo was appointed as Juventus new manager over the weekend following the sacking of Maurizio Sarri. Juventus have seen their revenue streams hit hard because of the coronavirus pandemic and will have less money to spend this summer following their Champions League exit at the hands of Lyon. Pirlo has put Aaron Ramsey “among six players” he wants Juventus to sell this summer. Ramsey only moved to the Old Lady last year, but the Welsh international is not wanted by Pirlo, and he is free to find another club this summer. The former Arsenal star is now seen as surplus to requirement...
New Juventus Manager, Pirlo told to Sign Man Utd Star Immediately
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New Juventus Manager, Pirlo told to Sign Man Utd Star Immediately

Former Bayern Munich striker, Luca Toni, has urged new Juventus manager, Andrea Pirlo, to sign Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba this summer transfer window. Pogba played alongside Pirlo during their team at Juventus. But Toni believes the France World Cup winner would be the “ideal gift” for Pirlo to start building Juventus midfield ahead of next season. “Knowing Andrea, he will start building from midfield,” Toni told Tuttosport. “The ideal gift would be Pogba. I do not know if that is possible, but it would certainly be the best option. “Andrea will not be a coach who focuses on defending and counter-attacking. “He loves to dominate the ball and will want to impose that on his team. “I do not know what system he will use, and I do not think it matte...
Andrea Pirlo Appointed As New Juventus Manager
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Andrea Pirlo Appointed As New Juventus Manager

I can confirm that Juventus have named Andrea Pirlo as their new head coach, just hours after-sacking Maurizio Sarri. Pirlo was only named the club's Under-23 head coach last month, but has secured a major promotion before even taking charge of one match. It will be a major challenge for the 41-year-old, who has never managed before, either at youth or senior level.
Juventus and Inter target Tonali has ‘no limits’, says Brescia coach Lopez
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Juventus and Inter target Tonali has ‘no limits’, says Brescia coach Lopez

The subject of high praise from Andrea Pirlo, the young defensive midfielder has received more acclaim from his manager Sandro Tonali is reportedly on Juventus' and Inter's radar and Brescia coach Diego Lopez believes the in-demand midfielder has "no limits". Tonali, who played a key role in Brescia's promotion from Serie B last season, has again starred for the club despite their position at the bottom of Serie A. Nine points adrift of safety when the coronavirus pandemic brought the season to a halt back in March, Brescia look doomed to an immediate return to the second tier. However, Tonali appears likely to remain in the top-flight with one of the league's elite and is said to prefer Inter over Juve.
Pirlo Identifies Ronaldo as Reason for Dybala’s Struggle at Juventus
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Pirlo Identifies Ronaldo as Reason for Dybala’s Struggle at Juventus

Italy legend, Andrea Pirlo has claimed that Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo is the reason why forward, Paulo Dybala has been struggling for Max Allegri’s side this season. Pirlo, a former AC Milan and Juventus midfield maestro, claimed that the Portuguese international is behind the reason why Dybala’s value has decreased, adding that it was a psychological problem for the Argentine international since Ronaldo joined Juventus. Dybala, who is now out of action for three weeks and is set to return for the last three games of the season, has been struggling at Juventus since the arrival of Ronaldo from Real Madrid last summer. Speaking on why Dybala has been struggling this season, Pirlo said on Sky Sport: “Dybala’s value has decreased and that’s not Juventus’ fault. “I ...
‘I Don’t Need The Armband To Be A leader,’ Says Pogba
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‘I Don’t Need The Armband To Be A leader,’ Says Pogba

France and Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has told AFP in an interview that his international teammates give him the freedom to express himself and be the team’s leader. Pogba has faced criticism for failing to repeat his impressive performances at the World Cup for United, who have slumped early in the season. The subject of Pogba’s reportedly fraught relationship with United boss Jose Mourinho was strictly off the table for the interview at France’s international training base. United’s difficult start in the Premier League all seems a long away from France’s glory in Russia, but reunited again with his France teammates, Pogba was happy to recall that defender Adil Rami had described him as the team’s “real leader” at the World Cup. “It really pleased me to hear Adil say t...
Andrea Pirlo Retires From Football
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Andrea Pirlo Retires From Football

The former Juventus, Milan and Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo has announced his retirement from football at the age of 38. Pirlo, who won the World Cup with Italy in 2006, has called time on an illustrious playing career after his current team, New York City FC, were knocked out of the MLS play-offs. “Last match in MLS. As my time in NYC FC comes to an end, I want to thank everybody for the kindness and support they have shown me in this incredible city,” Pirlo tweeted. “Not only my adventure in New York comes to an end but my journey as a football player as well. Thank you to the amazing supporters, thank you to the coaching staff … and thank you to my team-mates.” Pirlo began his career at Brescia before joining Inter for £1.8m in 1998. The midfielder failed to hold down a regular sta...
Italy Legend Andrea Pirlo Announces Retirement From Football
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Italy Legend Andrea Pirlo Announces Retirement From Football

It’s the end of the road for another football great as Italy legend Andrea Pirlo has confirmed he will quit at the end of the current Major League Soccer season. Pirlo’s current contract with MLS side, New York City FC expires in the summer and, according to him, it will be his last as a professional footballer. In a recent interview with Gazzetta dello Sport, Pirlo, 38 said he came to the decision because of increased doubts about his physicality at this point in his career. “You just realise that the time has come,” he said. “Every day you have physical problems, you cannot train as you like because you always have some stuff. At my age, that’s enough. It’s not that you can go on forever to 50. I’ll do something else.” The great Italian will leave behind a legacy few can match in the...
Napoli President De Laurentiis: ‘Juventus Should Be Worried’
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Napoli President De Laurentiis: ‘Juventus Should Be Worried’

The Bianconeri have won the Scudetto for the past six years in a row, but the Partenopei currently sit two points ahead of them at the Serie A summit. “Has our start made Juventus nervous?” De Laurentiis considered, speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport. “More than nervous, I’d be worried. After six Scudetti, you can’t always be sure you’ll win again. “They’ve lost important players in recent years, and then if someone is scoring less than could be a problem. “Giorgio Chiellini is there, but [Leonardo] Bonucci went to Milan and he was crucial. They didn't replace [Andrea] Pirlo and I’d have kept [Paul] Pogba for the rest of my life.” De Laurentiis also discussed his own side, who have won their first seven games of the Serie A season. “I’m not surprised, but I’m not getting carried away e...
Bonaventura: ‘Winning Scudetto Will Be Very Difficult For Milan This Year’
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Bonaventura: ‘Winning Scudetto Will Be Very Difficult For Milan This Year’

The Rossoneri have spent big this summer thanks to the new Chinese owners, and are targeting at least a place in the top-four.Some have suggested they could even make a title challenge straight away, but Bonaventura is urging caution.“There’s a lot of enthusiasm, also for having so many new signings,” the midfielder told Milan TV, as he answered fan questions.“We’ve started well but we know the league will be long and difficult, and we need to keep feeding this enthusiasm.“The Scudetto? It will be very difficult, there are teams like Juventus, Napoli and Roma who have proven themselves to be ahead of us in recent years.“With work though we can grow and reach that level. We got [Leonardo] Bonucci from Juve, who is a player I didn’t expect we could get here.“He’s a great player and can reall...
Juventus Defender Giorgio Chiellini Claims ‘Bonucci Is A Brother’
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Juventus Defender Giorgio Chiellini Claims ‘Bonucci Is A Brother’

The centre-back completed a shock move to Milan earlier this summer, breaking up the famous ‘BBC’ defence he had formed alongside Chiellini and Andrea Barzagli.The trio have all been reunited on Italy duty this week, and there is no ill-feeling over this summer’s transfer.“I was sure Bonucci would stay at Juve,” Chiellini admitted in today’s Press conference.“It’s a pleasure to be back here together, with a person with whom I shared so many beautiful moments and made so many sacrifices.“It’s hard to go forward with a constantly unchanged group. We’re used to changes, and this year there haven’t been big changes.“We expended a lot to reach Cardiff [for the Champions League final] and it’s normal there’s a bit of rust to shake off.“We talked to him [Bonucci] when he left and we still talk to...