Skip to main contentAccess keys helpA-Z index

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
watch listen BBC Sport BBC Sport
Low graphics|Help
---------------
---------------
CHOOSE A SPORT
 
RELATED BBC SITES
Last Updated: Saturday, 28 July 2007, 22:26 GMT 23:26 UK
Juve will let Chiellini join City
Georgio Chiellini
Chiellini is one of Italy's most promising young defenders
Juventus coach Claudio Ranieri says he will not stand in Georgio Chiellini's way if the Italy Under-21 captain wants to leave to join Manchester City.

City have been linked with a 7m move for the powerful defender after signing Martin Petrov from Atletico Madrid.

Chiellini, 22, has six full caps and is highly-regarded in Italy.

"He is an important player, but if he does want to leave then we surely won't keep him against his will," said former Chelsea boss Ranieri.

606: DEBATE

"It will depend on him, Manchester City and Juventus."

Eriksson may face late competition from Liverpool if the Anfield club fail to sign Manchester United's Gabriel Heinze.

City hope to add two more new signings to their recent captures within the next week, with Mexico striker Nery Castillo also understood to be on Eriksson's list.

Chiellini played against England in the inaugural game at the new Wembley last season, and also figured against Stuart Pearce's side in the recent European Under-21 Championship in Holland.

SEE ALSO
Man City swoop for winger Petrov
26 Jul 07 |  Man City


RELATED BBC LINKS:

RELATED INTERNET LINKS:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

BBC PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
Daily and weekly e-mails | Mobiles | Desktop Tools | News Feeds | Interactive Television | Downloads
Sport Homepage | Football | Cricket | Rugby Union | Rugby League | Tennis | Golf | Motorsport | Boxing | Athletics | Snooker | Horse Racing | Cycling | Disability sport | Olympics 2012 | Sport Relief | Other sport...

Help | Privacy & Cookies Policy | News sources | About the BBC | Contact us