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

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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.

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