Juventus consider Andrea Pirlo to be integral to their future plans and are willing to hold contract extension talks.

The vastly-experienced midfielder will see his current deal in Turin expire at the end of the season.

Speculation as to what the next 12 months may hold for the World Cup winner has already begun with the 34-year-old still very much a man in demand.

Former Juve and Italy striker Gianluca Vialli has helped to fan the exit flames by announcing that he has been informed of reported interest in Pirlo from Tottenham.

Spurs would not be the only club keen to do a deal if such talent were to become available on a free transfer with several other sides across Europe closely monitoring the situation.