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Jose Mourinho Wants Juventus Defender Giorgio Chiellini at Real Madrid

Umer Tariq@Umerrr_Correspondent IMay 25, 2010

TURIN, ITALY - MAY 09:  Giorgio Chiellini of Juventus FC in action during the Serie A match between Juventus FC and Parma FC at Stadio Olimpico di Torino on May 9, 2010 in Turin, Italy.  (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)
Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images

Real Madrid are lining up a bid for Italian international and Juventus center back Giorgio Chiellini.

Reports have emerged that Mourinho has already told Florentino Perez to provide funds so he can table a bid to Juventus.

Chiellini's agent has also come out in the press and demanded that Juventus show they want Chiellini to stay.

"The intention is to remain, but property is usually agreed in two," Lippi told Calciomercato.it.

"If Juventus want him to stay then he will, but they have to prove that.

"Negotiations had started with the old directors. But we have not heard anything since. We will see what happens. The new directors have not contacted us," concluded the agent.

Chiellini, 25, has become an important part of Juventus' defense and a fan favorite amongst the Bianconeri fans.

Mourinho, on the other hand, has marked Real's defense as a weak spot and plans to strengthen it first, with Benfica's young Brazilian David Luiz, Chelsea's Ashley Cole, and Inter Milan defender Maicon all tipped to a move to the Bernabeu.

Chiellini will be an excellent addition to the Real defense. He is an imposing center back with strong physical presence—no-nonsense, no frills, and relishes throwing up a "No Entry" sign to his opponents.

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Real are also close to the signing of Argentinian whiz kid Angel di Maria. The dazzling winger is close to completing a 40-million euro deal from Benfica.

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