Man City chasing AC Milan star

The Rossoneri have reportedly put contract talks with the midfielder on hold, with only 18 months left on his current deal with the club.

The Daily Mail reports that City manager Roberto Mancini is a huge admirer of the 31-year-old Italy international.

Pirlo is currently earning around £4.3million-a-year at the San Siro, something City would be ready to improve.