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Giorgio Chiellini Staying At Juve Says Conte

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has cooled talk of a January move for Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini.

Chiellini was a key player for Conte when he won three Serie A titles as Juve boss between 2011 and 2014 but the pair will not be reunited at Stamford Bridge.

Conte is full of respect for Chiellini — who won 96 Italy caps before retiring this year — but accepts that the 33-year-old intends to finish his career with the club he joined way back in 2005.

‘No, no – I must be honest,’ Conte told reporters at a press conference on Tuesday.

‘Giorgio is a fantastic player but I think he wants to finish his career at Juventus and I think it’s right to finish his career in this way.’