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Man Utd move for £25M Juventus defender Chiellini

Manchester United are planning a £25 million bid for Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini.

The Daily Mail says the Italy international's agent was at the thrilling Carling Cup semi-final first leg on Tuesday night, revealing that both clubs had invited him to the match.

The agent, Davide Lippi, stayed in England after the match for talks with Tottenham Hotspur, though he did not say whether Chiellini was the subject of talks with the north London club.

Lippi insisted a deal was not imminent for the 25-year-old but respected Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport suggest United are making strong moves as they seek a long-term replacement for Nemanja Vidic.

Chiellini is highly prized and a bid in excess of £25million may be needed to prise him from Juventus.

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