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The Andrea Pirlo to Tottenham Hotspur transfer rumour gained traction due to former Italian international Gianluca Vialli playing Chinese whispers.
"I've heard rumours from England that there has been contact between Pirlo and Tottenham for next season," said Vialli, from Sky Sport Italia via Football Italia.
Is it unusual that Juventus have delayed their decision over extending Pirlo's contract at the club?
"We have decided to continue negotiations in February or March," said Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta, from Tuttosport via Sky Sport.
With Paulinho, Mousa Dembele, Etienne Capoue and Sandro are at the club, it makes no sense to sign an aging Pirlo, who's status no longer Juve's most important midfielder (that title belongs to Arturo Vidal).
Pirlo, who averages 0.6 tackles per league game this season, doesn't fit the prototypical all-action Andre Villas-Boas central midfielder.