AC Milan have stepped up new contract talks with Andrea Pirlo in the wake of fresh interest from Chelsea.

The 31 year-old is inside the final 18 months of his current deal and his representatives fielded fresh contact with Milan last week.

The Rossoneri's approach came as news broke that Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti is keen to be reunited with his former Milan star.

Pirlo has declared he's happy at Milan, but the chance of a final pay-day in England is tempting to the midfield schemer.

Real Madrid are also in the frame, where president Florentino Perez has been a long time admirer.

For their part, Milan are now attempting to bring forward contract talks to avoid transfer speculation affecting their title push in the second-half of this season.

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