Manchester City are ready to throw the bank at Juventus for defender Giorgio Chiellini. City manager Roberto Mancini is desperate to find a quality defensive partner for skipper Vincent Kompany and is shopping in Italy for a solution.

AC Milan stopper Thiago Silva is on his shortlist, while Tuttosport says Mancini is also ready to bid for Chiellini.

Juve directors have major concerns City will make an aggressive push for their star man before the Euros.