Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini regards AC Milan as their nearest title rivals.

Juventus are currently top of the standings with Udinese, two points clear of Lazio and title rivals Milan.

"We have great respect for Milan," said Chiellini. "After all, we know that they are the reigning Italian champions.

"There is a great desire here at Juventus to do well, but we are just taking things one game at a time without thinking about what could happen at the end of the season."