Serie A stopper responds to Liverpool link

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Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini has brushed off speculation linking him with a possible move to Liverpool.

According to, reports emanating in England yesterday suggested that the Barclays Premier League club are planning a January bid for the Serie A star.

The 27-year-old Italian international is vastly experienced, and would be regarded as a strong addition to Kenny Dalglish's squad, despite Liverpool having already strengthened in defence with the summer signing of Jose Enrique and Sebastian Coates.

Chiellini's ability to play at centre-half and left-back is seen as a key quality that would add to the Reds' options at the back, as the club make plans to bolster their squad with a return to European football on the horizon next season.

Liverpool's ambitions to return to the UEFA Champions League is believed to be the main reason why Chiellini has been linked with a move to Anfield.

However, upon hearing the speculation he is set for a switch to Merseyside, Chiellini quickly quashed the rumours after labelling the reports as 'laughable'.

"When I read these things, it really is laughable," the defender posted on Twitter. "They really don't know what to write."

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