Italian defender agent opens door to United move

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Juventus centre-back Giorgio Chiellini would be interested in a move to Manchester United, according to the player's agent.

The Italian defender is concentrating on his football as the bianconeri struggle in seventh in Serie 'A', and with Champions League football no longer a guarantee at the Stadio Olimpico a move could be on the cards.

"Right now, he only thinks of doing well for Juventus, to try to save the season.” Davide Lippi told

"Then, he'll listen to the names of big European clubs, like Real Madrid or Manchester United or others, who will approach the player. But this thing (about Real and United), personally, I am not surprised."

The former Livorno and Fiorentina star moved to Juventus in 2005, signing for Fabio Capello's then side for €4.3 million.

With over 150 appearances for the Italian giants and 39 caps internationally, Chiellini has experience at the top level and was part of the side that won the World Cup in 2006.


Arsenal have been linked with a move for the player in the past, but now the Red Devils appear best placed should Sir Alex Ferguson wish to make a move.

With injuries to Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic at various points this season, the fragility of the defence at Manchester United has been highlighted on a number of occasions. While Chris Smalling is growing in confidence at Old Trafford, he remains young and in-experienced at the top level.

Whilst 26-year-old Chiellini remains untested outside the top flight in Italy, that's unlikely to prevent offers and Manchester United could now be one of the clubs taking an interest.

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