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Gabriel Heinze has admitted that he would welcome the opportunity to play in Italy.

The Argentine defender is set to leave Marseille this summer, ending a two-year spell at Stade Velodrome.

Juventus are reported to be leading the chase for his signature, and having already played in Spain, England and France, the 33-year-old is keen to test himself in Italy before he hangs up his boots.

“There is little chance of me staying, but that is no problem for me and it is no problem for Marseille,” he told L’Equipe.

“I have other projects in mind.”

Heinze claims to have spurned possible switches to Serie A in the past, but feels now is the right time to make such a move.

“Juve are a very big club and it would be perfect for my career if I could sample Italian football,” he added.

“I’ve been close to playing in Italy twice before. First I had an offer from Manchester United that I couldn’t refuse and then from Real Madrid, where I have always dreamt of playing.

“We’ll have to see whether I’m fortunate enough to get a third offer this year.”

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