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Rafael van der Vaart admits it would be a ‘dream’ to play alongside his idol Alessandro Del Piero at Juventus.

The Dutch midfielder has turned down a new offer from Hamburg, which expires in 2010 and is expected to be sold at the end of the season.

Van der Vaart admits would relish the opportunity of playing alongside Del Piero.

“He is a fantastic player,” Van der Vaart told Gazzetta dello Sport. “He is my idol.

“Playing with him, for me, would be a dream.”

The former Ajax captain added: “There is a strong desire from Juventus to sign me, even though there is nothing concrete.

“For me, it is a great honour to be considered a good player by an important club like Juve. At the moment, I can not say much more because I have not yet spoken with the Juve management.

“I do not know if the two clubs have already spoken, but I would like them to do so.

“I did not want to extend the contract at Hamburg even though the offer on the table is superb. The relationship with the German club’s management remains excellent.”

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