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Juventus veteran Pirlo: I get along with Man City's Balotelli

Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo says he become close to Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli during the Euros.

The midfielder was asked on Sky Sport Italia whether he'd support recent rumours Juve are interested in signing Manchester City hitman Balotelli.

"I'd bring Balotelli to Juventus straight away. We have had no problems and I know how to talk to him," said Pirlo.

"We are both from Brescia and when we are playing for Italy we speak in a tight Brescia dialect."

Curiously, Pirlo, Balotelli and Coach Cesare Prandelli are all from Brescia.

"There has been no problem dealing with him in the locker room. People need to be close to Balotelli, but at Euro 2012 he behaved very well. I'd happily have him as my teammate in Turin."

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