Chiellini claims United interest

The agent of Italy and Juventus central defender Giorgio Chiellini has claimed that his client is a summer transfer target for Manchester United.

The 25-year-old is currently representing his country at the World Cup finals in South Africa, with Davide Lippi waiting for that tournament to end before moving forward on any potential deal.

He told The Sun:"United is a club and England is a country of great importance to us. We like them a lot.

"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."

Chiellini joined Juve in the summer of 2005, having previously made his name with Fiorentina and Livorno.

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