It is rumoured that Chelsea could try and sign AC Milan’s 31 year old star, Andrea Pirlo.
The Italian world cup winner is out of contract at AC Milan in the summer and it seems no new deal is close to being agreed so Pirlo is therefore currently able to sign a contract with any club outside of Italy, without any transfer fee under the Bosman ruling.
Whilst it is true that Pirlo remains a key component of Massimiliano Allegri’s squad, he is not always guaranteed to start in the first XI.
Ancelotti tried to sign Pirlo when he first took the helm of Chelsea but was refused the sale by AC Milan owner, Silvio Berlusconi. Carlo Ancelotti is a huge admirer of Pirlo’s, due to them working together for a number of years while he managed Milan.
It is true that Chelsea are trying to reduce the average age of their players. However, due to the lack of transfer fee, the signing of Pirlo is very attractive. Chelsea are also looking for a mentor for the young, hot prospect Josh McEachran, who the club want to train into a similar player to the experienced Italian.
The challenge of playing in the Premier league will surely appeal to Pirlo, but this deal will be subject to Chelsea’s qualifying for next season’s Champions League.