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Andrea Pirlo sings contract extension at Juventus

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Serie A champions Juventus have announced that midfield maestro, Andrea Pirlo, has signed a two-year contract extension with the club.

The veteran - who will be lining up against England on Saturday - was on the brink of becoming a free agent in time for the summer transfer window, but he has now put pen-to-paper on a new deal with the recently-crowned champions which will keep him in Turin until June 30, 2016.

A statement from Juventus read: "Andrea Pirlo's fantastic story with the Bianconeri continues.

"The "Professor" has signed a contract extension that will keep him at Juventus until June 30, 2016."

The 35-year-old was voted the 2012-13 Player of the Year in the Serie A and scored four goals in 29 appearances last season to help Juventus lift the trophy for the third successive season.

The Italian international joined the champions from AC Milan in 2011 and has been a regular in  Antonio Conte's title winning side, making 99 appearance so far.

He will now be looking to add to that tally and lift more trophies with the Turin side in the near future.

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