United Lead Arsenal And Chelsea In Race For £25m Defender

By on June 17, 2010

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By Football Talk.

Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini would be interested in joining Manchester United, according to his agent. Chiellini has attracted interest from the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City as well as Manchester United in recent weeks, after putting in some impressive displays for Juventus this seasons.

Sir Alex Ferguson is reportedly keen on bringing in the Italian international to strengthen his defence after the Red Devils suffered terribly from injuries last season, with Rio Ferdinand missing large parts through various injuries. To make matters worse, fellow first-choice centre-back Namanja Vidic is rumoured to be considering a move away from Old Trafford this summer.

Reports in recent days have claimed United are set to beat their premier league rivals to the  signature of £25m rated Chiellini and the 25-year-old’s agent Davide Lippi say’s the defender is honoured to be linked with a club like United and that he will discuss the players future after the World Cup.

“United is a club and England is a country of great importance to us. We like them a lot,” Lippi is quoted as saying in The Sun.

“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.”

Would United fans like to see Chiellini at Old Trafford next season?

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One Comment

  1. bruce thomas

    June 17, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Only a ploy by his agent to up his wages where he is. A lot of this kind of thing at this time of year.

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