Manchester City have tabled an offer for Juventus fullback Giorgio Chiellini.

The 22-year-old, who was linked with Liverpool earlier in the summer, has apparently been told he can leave the Turin giants, and Sven-Goran Eriksson has immediately tabled a bid for him.

Eriksson has been looking to bolster his squad since arriving at Eastlands and has cash at his disposal from former Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra.