Giorgio Chiellini’s agent has revealed that the Juventus defender is hoping to join Manchester City this week.
The former Azzurrini full-back was linked with Liverpool in recent weeks and seems set to leave the Serie B champions after stating that he felt neglected by the club.
Reports in Italy last week suggested that he had become a target for Manchester City, as Sven Goran Eriksson hoped to add the defender to the Italian contingent formed by Rolando Bianchi and Bernardo Corradi.
“I will soon meet Juventus to discuss Giorgio’s future,” said Davide Lippi. “We all hope that he will soon join Manchester City.
“The problem is that in transfer negotiations there always is a club who sells and one that buys, so I cannot possibly know how this will end.
“Chiellini would be thrilled to play in the Premier League with City, but everything depends on Juventus, on the final price and on their will to let him leave or not.”
Manuele Blasi has also been paired with an English move, as the Bianconeri are reducing their squad, but Lippi does not believe that Eriksson’s team will be his next destination.
“Will Blasi’s future be at City with Chiellini? I really don’t think so,” concluded the agent.