Alessandro Del Piero could leave Juventus after talks over a new contract broke down again, the club’s sporting director Alessio Secco has revealed.
The 32-year-old striker has been with Juve since 1993 and has developed into one of the club’s greatest players, winning several Scudettos, the Champions League in 1996 and becoming their all-time leading scorer.
Del Piero stuck with the club when they were relegated to Serie B last year because of a match-fixing scandal and helped the Turin side return to the top flight.
“There is a risk of losing him but we are doing all we can and there is an intention to find an agreement,” Secco told SKY television.
“The details must stay within the club. It is a situation that is helping nobody.”
Del Piero was a member of Italy’s World Cup-winning squad last year but was dropped from the national team following a disappointing performance in the 0-0 Euro 2008 qualifying draw against France last month.