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London duo yet to approach Del Piero

March 19, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Alessandro Del Piero's agent has played down talk of a move to Arsenal or QPR but says the Juventus legend is open to offers.

Alessandro Del Piero
GettyImagesAlessandro Del Piero is to leave Juventus at the end of the season

• Juve: This is Del Piero's last season

Juventus announced in October that Del Piero, 37, would be leaving the club at the end of the season, and he has been linked with a move to London.

His agent, Stefano Del Piero, has now said he has not been approached by either club but that they are happy to listen to any offers.

"There's not much for me to say about this because it seems premature to even discuss it," he told TuttoJuve. "There's a long way to go before the end of the season and there are some big games coming up.

"It's possible that there is interest [from Arsenal and QPR], but we're not aware of it. Our position at the moment is that we are willing to listen to any offers, but we're not going to let it get in the way of Alessandro's performances for the Bianconeri."

He added: "It's hard to see him wearing the colours of another Italian club."

Juventus are currently second in Serie A and go into the second leg of their Coppa Italia semi-final with AC Milan on Tuesday holding a 2-1 lead, and the forward is desperate to leave the club on a high.

His agent added: "The target is to end with a trophy. Alessandro said in 2006, when he chose to stay at Juve after the relegation to Serie B and Calciopoli, that he wanted to see the club return to winning ways.

"Juventus are capable of achieving something important and lifting a trophy this season. It would be huge for him and all the fans."

Del Piero joined Juventus from Padova in 1993 and he has won five Serie A titles as well as the Coppa Italia and Champions League during his time with the club.