Andrea Pirlo faces the axe at Juventus for their massive clash with AS Roma this weekend.

Paul Pogba, the former Manchester United trainee, is tipped to start in place of Pirlo, who has struggled for form so far this season.

AC Milan legend Zvonimir Boban says Pirlo needs to quit international football to rescue his career.

Juve coach Massimo Carrera agrees: "He's playing too much - and not training properly."

Clubmate Arturo Vidal also said: "A great player cannot always be at his best."