Juventus chief Blanc set for Del Piero talks

Juventus chief Jean-Claude Blanc has admitted he will sit down and discuss a new contract with Alessandro del Piero soon.

He said: “On Saturday we followed all the Juventus players on international duty and they were all decisive. This shows we have a competitive squad.

“I think Del Piero played a good game, but that does not influence the negotiations for his new contract. That is another matter we will be dealing with privately, but I can confirm there will soon be another meeting.”