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I nearly joined Chelsea - Pirlo

2012-11-19 11:30:03, Views: 118, Clubcall

I nearly joined Chelsea - Pirlo

Juventus playmaker Andrea Pirlo has admitted he came close to joining Premier League outfit Chelsea whilst he was at AC Milan.

The Italian international has been linked on a number of occasions with a move to England but after a lengthy spell at the San Siro, the 33-year-old moved to Turin.

However when Carlo Ancelotti was manager at Stamford Bridge, Pirlo has admitted he almost made a move to the Blues.

He told the Daily Mail: "I have a very strong connection with Ancelotti so I was in touch with him when he went to Chelsea.

"I had already started negotiating with the people at Chelsea but then finally Milan didn't let me go. That's why I stayed.

"Certainly it would have been a different experience that I'd have liked, especially when I was 30 years old. So why not? But unfortunately it didn't happen."


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