Juve - Chiellini not for sale
Juventus have dismissed reports that defender Giorgio Chiellini could move to the Premier League in January.
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 28/12/09 10:26am
Juventus have dismissed reports that defender Giorgio Chiellini could move to the Premier League in the January transfer window.
Reports have claimed that local rivals Manchester City and United are battling it out to sign the £12million-rated Italy international in the New Year.
New City boss Roberto Mancini wants Chiellini to shore up his back-line, while United are considering a move to beef up their defensive options.
However, after goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was also linked with a transfer away from the club, Juventus have moved to state the duo are not for sale.
The Serie A giants' sporting director Alessio Secco insists the club have no intention of letting their key players leave the Stadio Olimpico.
"We are used to reading of possible interest in our players from other clubs," Secco told the club's official website.
"Like Buffon or Chiellini, just to mention today's examples.
"I want to assert this is totally fake news and I take the chance to reaffirm that Juventus won't give its champions away, that we'll keep on working to achieve our targets."