The New York City FC midfielder visited his former coach and met the Chelsea squad at Cobham on Friday, but there is no suggestion that he will be moving to Stamford Bridge in a playing or coaching capacity anytime soon.
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"I'm pleased for this visit because Andrea was my player in Juventus for three years and we won together," Conte said of Pirlo. "I remember him as a great player. He played great football with Juventus in these three years.
"I'm very happy for his visit with his son here. We have a good relationship and I'm pleased for this."
Asked if anything should be read into Pirlo's appearance, Conte added: "No. Andrea came here only to visit. He has another year of contract in America, and he's playing and enjoying his football."
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