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Pirlo to carry on

Juventus' veteran playmaker Andrea Pirlo announced on Monday that he will continue to play for Italy.

I have been talking with (new Italy coach Antonio) Conte who asked me if I was ready to play again for the Azzurri and I told him that I was It was a difficult decision to take.

I had wanted to stop playing for the national side but he (Conte) took over and he asked me to lend a hand.

I am happy to do that and we are hopeful we can achieve great things together.

– Gazzetta dello Sport. "


Juventus not disappointed to have missed out on Falcao

Massimiliano Allegri
Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri. Credit: PA

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri insists he is not disappointed to have missed out on signing Radamel Falcao.

The Colombian forward had been on the Juve radar for the majority of the summer, with the Italian champions looking to bring in another striker after losing new signing Alvaro Morata to a knee injury.

Manchester United announced on Monday they had acquired Falcao on a season-long loan from Monaco, with an option to make the deal permanent next summer.

We missed out on Falcao? I'm not disappointed. I am satisfied with the transfer market the club has done.

Juve has made intelligent moves in the transfer market.

We haven't bought players for the sake of it.

– Allegri speaking to Turin-based sports newspaper Tuttosport.

Pirlo out for a month

Juventus have suffered a blow ahead of the start of their Serie A title defence with news that veteran playmaker Andrea Pirlo will be sidelined for a month.

The Italy international suffered a hip injury during Saturday's Tim Trophy tournament and subsequent tests have revealed the extent of the problem.

Evra wants to win Juventus a fourth title in a row

Patrice Evra hopes to help Juventus win a fourth consecutive league title - a feat Manchester United never quite achieved during his time at Old Trafford.

The 33-year-old left-back did lift the Barclays Premier League five times during his eight years in Manchester but the Red Devils' run towards claiming four in a row was interrupted by Chelsea in 2010.

It won't be easy to win four titles in a row. I managed to do it three times with Manchester United and know how difficult the challenge is.

We also hope to do well in the Champions League. It's a great competition and we'll look to go as far as we can.

– New Juventus defender Patrice Evra.

Evra also admitted he had been especially keen to reunite with his former United team-mate Carlos Tevez, who left his friend behind when crossing the Manchester divide to join City in 2009.

Carlos is a warrior. It was tough for me to see him leave United for another team. We're great friends on and off the pitch.

It wasn't easy to leave Manchester United, it was a decision I made for personal reasons.

I'm happy with the choice I've made in coming here. Juventus is a great club with a wonderful history.

– Evra, who will wear the number 33 shirt in Turin.


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