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Football: Ex-Juve star del Piero linked with Thai club PTT Rayong

Published on Jan 21, 2014 6:04 PM

BANGKOK (AFP) - A wealthy Thai football team is trying to lure former Juventus star Alessandro del Piero to the kingdom from the Australian league, the manager of PTT Rayong said on Tuesday.

The 39-year-old Italian is currently in his second season at Sydney FC but there has been speculation he is unhappy at the club, despite being the A-League's record earner.

"We have sent him (del Piero) a letter to ask what conditions - including details of his salary - he would want if he came here to play," PTT Rayong's manager Prawut Thavornsiri told AFP.

"We sent the letter two days ago and del Piero said he needed a few days for consideration... I think it's 60 per cent possibility (he will join)."

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