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The Blues have claimed that they have not made a concrete bid for the 30-year-old...

Reports emerged earlier on Friday that Milan midfielder Andrea Pirlo had said his goodbyes to his team-mates, as he could be on the verge of joining former coach Carlo Ancelotti at Chelsea.

The news has not been confirmed by either club, so Italian news agency ilsussidiario.net contacted the head of the Chelsea press office, Steve Atkins, who claimed that no move has been made for the 2006 World Cup winner.

"There is nothing official here. This news is not on everyone's lips," was his response.

It remains to be seen if a move for the Italian international playmaker will materialise or not. The press in both Italy and England continue to suggest the teams are in negotiations.

The Premier League giants supposedly saw a €14.5 million bid, which also included the services of Claudio Pizarro and the loan of Michael Mancienne, rejected earlier this week.

Pirlo has been with the Rossoneri since 2001, making over 320 appearances for the club in all competitions.

Adam Scime, Goal.com

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