” Chelsea had the chance to sign Andrea Pirlo in 2009 but turned it down due to the Italian midfielder’s age. Pirlo was 30 at the time and playing for AC Milan when his former manager Carlo Ancelotti tried to bring him to west London. 1 Pirlo could have moved to Chelsea in 2009 But Chelsea’s strict policy when it comes to signing players over 30 proved to be a crucial stumbling block in the deal.

The Blues only offer one-year deals to anyone aged 30 or over and opted not to sign the Italy international. “I had the chance to come [to the Premier League] with Ancelotti to Chelsea and with Manchester City when I went to Juventus [in 2011],” Pirlo told the Daily Mail. “Chelsea said that I was very old – 30 years old! And the other time I preferred to come to Juventus. “For sure it would have been a fantastic experience but I’m happy that I decided to stay in Italy.” LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS gossip Man United news live: Dutch ace wanted as new right-back, West Ham star on radar gossip Liverpool news live: Salah ‘rejects ?150million exit’, Ajax set Ziyech price latest Man United target Dutch defender, Spurs to sell Rose and sign Sessegnon review Women’s World Cup: Netherlands breeze past Cameroon, Canada beat hapless New Zealand gesture Amazing reason Marta pointed to her boots after scoring opener for Brazil royal return AC Milan appoint club legends Boban and Maldini in new roles at the club ‘i was fed up’ The reason why Chelsea midfielder Jorginho nearly quit football latest Arsenal transfer news live: Top target ‘not for sale’, Ziyech to cost just ?30m GOING NOWHERE Bournemouth send firm response to Arsenal over Ryan Fraser interest London bound?1xbet iletişim

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Although they cannot sign any players, there is set to be one high-profile departure in the coming days, with talisman Eden Hazard looking likely to seal his dream switch to Real Madrid in a ?106m deal. You can listen to Tottenham vs Liverpool in the Champions League final LIVE on talkSPORT from 8pm on Saturday, June 1. ” ” Rangers legend Ally McCoist insists Neil Lennon deserves to be appointed the permanent Celtic manager.

Lennon has been offered the full-time post at Celtic Park after helping the club wrap up an unprecedented ‘treble-treble’ – winning nine domestic trophies on the bounce over three seasons. Getty 2 Celtic beat Hearts to lift the Scottish Cup final and seal their remarkable ‘treble-treble’ success The manager has said there is a ‘good chance’ he will accept the job, but his appointment is yet to be made official.

Lennon was appointed interim boss in February following Brendan Rodgers’ decision to move to Leicester mid-way through Celtic’s historic season. The Northern Irishman returned to the club he previously led to three titles, having left Hibernian in January. However, some sections of the Hoops support are against Lennon staying at Celtic Park beyond this season, as they are unhappy about the team’s dip in form this term.

LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS gossip Man United news live: Dutch ace wanted as new right-back, West Ham star on radar gossip Liverpool news live: Salah ‘rejects ?150million exit’, Ajax set Ziyech price latest Man United target Dutch defender, Spurs to sell Rose and sign Sessegnon review Women’s World Cup: Netherlands breeze past Cameroon, Canada beat hapless New Zealand gesture Amazing reason Marta pointed to her boots after scoring opener for Brazil royal return AC Milan appoint club legends Boban and Maldini in new roles at the club ‘i was fed up’ The reason why Chelsea midfielder Jorginho nearly quit football latest Arsenal transfer news live: Top target ‘not for sale’, Ziyech to cost just ?30m But McCoist insists those signs were there well before Lennon came along, and believes he has proven worth another stint in charge of the Scottish champions.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_May “He’s been offered the job, and I would say most of the Celtic supporters are delighted with it, but some of them are having a moan – typical! “That’s just amazing, only in Glasgow! “In my opinion, when he took over the job he had just about everything to lose and not a lot to gain, because Celtic were so far in front. GETTY 2 Lennon has said the current Celtic players are now ‘immortal’ after winning nine consecutive domestic trophies in Scotland “He was criticised, wrongly in my opinion, for their drop of form and the style of Celtic’s play this year. “I felt clearly Celtic weren’t playing at the same level as they were in the year before, but I think the signs Celtic’s form had dipped came well before Neil went back to Celtic. “I think he deserves absolutely enormous credit for getting them over the line.” “”There’s one or two Celtic fans having a moan… typical!”” “”He deserves enormous credit for getting them over the line.”” Ally McCoist says Neil Lennon deserves the #CelticFC job ?? Do you think Lennon is the right man for Celtic? ?? pic.twitter.com/xjwIQObEbE — talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) May 27, 2019 /**/ /**/ “

I had the chance to come [to the Premier League] with Ancelotti to Chelsea and with Manchester City when I went to Juventus [in 2011],” Pirlo told the Daily Mail.

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