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Juventus captain Chiellini: Real Madrid and Man City moves were close

Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini admits he came close to joining Manchester City and Real Madrid during his career.

Chiellini made the revelation in his new book, 'Io, Giorgio'.

The defender wrote: “I was close to leaving Juventus on two occasions, in 2010 and 2011. I happened to think about it.

“On the first occasion I was close to Real Madrid, the second occasion to Manchester City. I was very close with the Spaniards.

“My agent had talked to a Real representative, but Mourinho had just arrived and demanded the purchase of his compatriot, Ricardo Carvalho.

Juventus were happy to keep me. Marotta had just arrived. On the second occasion I met a City executive in Milan, but nothing came of it."

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