Andrea Pirlo is considering a move to the Premier League after his Juventus future became unclear, reports the Daily Mail.
With time winding down on his current deal, Juventus manager Antonio Conte is considering whether the Italian veteran is worth another contract.
That effectively means that Pirlo is on trial in Turin over the next three months - a seemingly odd turn of events consdering his fine form for Juve since joining from AC Milan in 2011.
If Pirlo does end up leaving the Serie A champions, the Daily Mail is reporting that he will seek a move abroad with Spain and England his most likely destination.
In another astonishing twist, it is understood that Juventus would be happy to release him in January if they decide not to offer him a new deal.
With Manchester United lacking a creative spark in the centre of midfield, David Moyes would be mad not to bring Pirlo to Old Trafford should he become available.
United attempted to sign Cesc Fabregas and Thiago Alcantara in the summer but missed out on both. Instead they signed Marouane Fellaini, who is known more for his powerhouse defending rather than his creativity.
However, with Pirlo's strong relationship with Carlo Ancelotti in mind, a move to Real Madrid looks more likely.
Reassurances over first team football would be a priority for the 34-year-old playmaker.
If Conte is unable to offer his a place in the first team next season, Pirlo will have no qualms with leaving Juventus for one last flurry at a different club.
Despite being 34, Pirlo is reportedly still open to the idea of playing abroad and is determined to prove the Juventus coach's doubts wrong.
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