Andrea Pirlo confrims plan to sign new Juventus contract

The former AC Milan playmaker plans to extend his stay with the Turin club.

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Italian midfielder Andrea Pirlo has confirmed that he is set to sign a new deal with Juventus.

The 34-year-old midfielder has always insisted that he would be staying in Turin, despite being linked with a host of clubs across the world. Pirlo, who is set to feature for Italy at the World Cup finals this summer, says he is close to putting pen-to-paper.

"We are close," he told Radio Dee Jay. "We are waiting only for the right moment to meet and to decide everything. I think I am able to for another few years at this level. When I don’t see myself at the top, I’ll be the first to know. But whilst I feel good, I’ll continue playing."

Pirlo believes he is still capable of playing at the top-level. Earlier in the year, Pirlo told La Stampa: "We have spoken and we will meet again to discuss everything. 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.

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"Real Madrid? I’ve never spoken to them. I talk with (Madrid manager) Carlo Ancelotti, but we talk about other things. I feel good here.

"Would I go back to Milan? No, not now. I did what I had to do there," he added. "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."