Jan 092013
 

Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo has expressed his admiration for Frank Lampard, insisting he would love to play alongside him in Italy.

The Chelsea legend’s contract is due to expire at the end of the season, and Roman Abramovich has reportedly refused to offer the 34 year-old an extension. No official stance has been given by the club or player.

Manchester United, Juventus, Inter Milan, Queens Park Rangers and various others have all been linked with moves for the England veteran, with the R’s unlikely to be able to afford his wages.

Dec 042012
 

Andrea Pirlo is determined to kill off Chelsea’s hopes of being the first team to successfully defend the Champions League on Wednesday night.

A win or a draw for Juventus against Shakhtar Donetsk will send holders Chelsea out of the competition.

The Blues’ only hope is a Shakhtar win in Ukraine coupled with a Stamford Bridge victory over Group E whipping boys Nordsjaelland.

Juve playmaker Pirlo, said: ‘I’m sorry for Chelsea fans but the next thing they know they will be saying goodbye to the Champions League.