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United bossted in chase for Vidic replacement

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Giorgio Chiellini’s agent has encouraged Manchester United in their pursuit of the centre back by admitting his client is flattered by their interest.

Sir Alex Ferguson was reported to want the Italian as a replacement for Nemanja Vidic, who looks to be on his way to Real Madrid.

Chiellini’s agent Davide Lippi, son of Italy boss Marcelo, has admitted Chiellini would be interested in a move to Manchester should the opportunity arise.

Lippi told The Sun: “United is a club and England is a country of great importance to us. We like them a lot.

"With Giorgio, we've decided that during the World Cup we won't think about the transfer market. But after the World Cup, we will think about everything. He is honoured to be of interest to United."

Juve struggled last season and finished in a poor seventh position, failing to guarantee a European place for next year.

To add to this, Lippi also revealed that Chiellini earns just £1.7 million per year in Turin, well short of the top earners, and a move to the Premier League would more than top that.

Lippi added: “"He has a contract with Juventus but, given he's 25 and when he signed his contract he was very young, now is the time a player at his level has to get the contract a top player deserves.

"At Juventus, many have top contracts — but not Giorgio. "

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