Juventus star to reject Liverpool to seal MLS switch – report

Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo could reject a move to the Premier League with Liverpool this summer as he prefers the idea of a move to Major League Soccer, according to Italian transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio.

Pirlo has just won his fourth straight Serie A title with Juventus and is preparing for a Champions League final against Barcelona in two weeks time, but his future beyond that is still unclear.

The 36-year-old Italian icon still has one year left on his current Juve deal, but reports suggest he will move on this summer if Juve lift the Champions League, with Liverpool already expressing an interest.

The Reds have reportedly lined up Pirlo as a possible replacement to outgoing legend Steven Gerrard, who is heading to MLS with LA Galaxy in July, but Pirlo could be following the former England international stateside in the coming months too.

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Di Marzio has reported that Pirlo has already received an offer to play in Qatar but the former World Cup winner prefers the idea of a move to New York with expansion franchise New York City FC, with Sky Italy reporting the player has even received an offer.

A move to NYCFC would see Pirlo link up with incoming Englishman Frank Lampard as well as Spanish forward David Villa in what would be an extremely talented trio of Designated Players for the expansion franchise.

New York City have endured a tough start to life in MLS with just one win so far but head coach Jason Kreis will be looking forward to the arrival of Lampard in July, as well as another possible DP signing.

Pirlo could be that signing, though Chelsea star Didier Drogba is also being linked with a move to NYCFC as the big names continue to be linked with a move to MLS.

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