Leonardo Bonucci is urging Andrea Pirlo to stay with Juventus.

Pirlo is off contract in June and considering his options before committing to a new deal.

"I hope so, I hope we can convince Andrea to stay with us. Pirlo is a key player, is a class above everyone else," said Bonucci.

"Not surprisingly he's the only Italian in the running for the Ballon d'Or."

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