Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has suffered another early January transfer blow after target, Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini claimed that he is prepared to sign another new deal with the Italian side.
The Italian veteran was one of the pioneers of Conte’s Juventus side which won three consecutive Serie A titles and there were reports developing that the Chelsea boss has been endeavouring the options to lure Chiellini to the Premier League who just has six months left in his agreement.
Conte is anxious to sign new players this January with the quality of his squad appearing to be thin and purportedly he targetted his former player to supplant current fringe player David Luiz who apparently has dropped out with the Italian supervisor.
Chiellini clearly would have been a staggering replacement for the outcast David Luiz, however, the Serie A star now has implied that he is available to put pen to paper on another arrangement with Juventus which everything except affirms the end of any transfer talks.
He disclosed to Sky Italia when asked on his future: “Extend my contract with Juventus? I’ll meet the club after the holidays to discuss the contract extension and I think that there won’t be any surprise.
“Juventus feels like family to me and I couldn’t be better.”
Following the defender’s comments, Conte also now has ruled out all the possibilities of bringing the player as he suggested that he believes the centre-back will not be moving from Juventus any time soon.
“No, no – I must be honest,” he said.
“Giorgio is a fantastic player but I think he wants to finish his career at Juventus and I think it’s right to finish his career in this way.”
Chiellini has put in 12 years with the Italian goliaths and as of now settled himself as one of the Juventus legends as he already won six Serie A titles and three Coppa Italia crowns with them.
His team are as of now second in the Serie A standings, one point behind pioneers Napoli and seeking after their seventh back to back Scudetto.