Italian defender linked with Chelsea is planning Juventus talks – report
Giorgio Chiellini wants to hold contract talks with Juventus despite interest from Chelsea, according to reports
Giorgio Chiellini is planning to hold talks with Juventus about his future despite being linked with a move to Chelsea, according to reports in Italy.
Sky Italia, as quoted by website Goal, is reporting that the Italian defender has been touted as a potential addition to Antonio Conte’s squad in the January transfer window.
The 33-year-old centre-half is set to become a free agent at the end of the 2017-18 season when his current contract in Turin expires.
The Blues manager worked with Chiellini during two seasons at Juventus before Conte worked with the centre-half in the Italian national team set-up.
However, the same article suggests that the towering defender is set to turn down the chance to secure a move to the Premier League.
According to the story, Chiellini is ready to hold discussions about his future with the Serie A giants to finally end speculation surrounding his future.
The experienced Italian defender has won six Serie A titles and three Coppa Italias during 13 seasons at Turin.
Chiellini stuck with Juventus despite their demotion to Serie B following the Calciopoli scandal in 2006.
Chelsea won the Premier League title in their first season under the management of Conte.