MILAN - Brief news ahead of Sunday's final
round of matches in Serie A.
Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo, - set for his last
appearance for champions AC Milan in the game at Udinese - is
close to signing for rivals Juventus having decided not to stay
at the San Siro, his agent said.
"There are still some details to sort out but I think Andrea
Pirlo is heading to Juventus," Tullio Tinti was quoted as saying
by www.gazzetta.it. "In a few days he will make a definite
decision but I really think Juventus are the main candidates."
Milan captain Massimo Ambrosini has signed a new one-year
deal until June 2012, the club said in a statement, leaving
fellow midfielder Clarence Seedorf the only Rossoneri player to
have his future unresolved.
Fourth-placed Udinese, two points ahead of Lazio in the
race for the final Champions League qualifying spot, host Milan
with fresh media speculation over the future of forward Alexis
Sanchez and a possible bid from Inter Milan.
Lazio go to a Lecce side ecstatic at being safe while
coach Luigi De Canio will want to go out on a high before
leaving the southern club.
Seventh-placed Juventus, who have an outside chance of
taking the final Europa League slot, welcome third-placed Napoli
with media reports saying it is almost definite that coach Luigi
Del Neri will be replaced by promoted Siena boss and former Juve
midfielder Antonio Conte.
The once mighty club have only said they will make a
decision sometime after Sunday's final game of the season.
Napoli striker Edinson Cavani is set to sign a new deal
until 2016, president Aurelio De Laurentiis told reporters.
Sixth-placed AS Roma need a point at home to Sampdoria to
secure that Europa League place in what could be interim coach
Vincenzo Montella's last match in charge.
Lille boss Rudi Garcia has been linked in the media with the
role but he told French daily L'Equipe that he wanted to stay at
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