Wayne Bridge and Joleon Lescott’s Manchester City futures have been cast into doubt after manager Mark Hughes’ dismissal this Saturday. The pair, who travelled to Eastlands at a cost of around £35 million, have been largely disappointing this season and contributed greatly to City’s leaky defence that has seen them conceded nine goals in their last three games.
New manager Roberto Mancini is believed to have given Chief Executive Gary Cook a January shopping list, with Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini’s name at the top according to the Daily Mirror. Mancini supposedly recommended Chiellini to Sven Goran Eriksson when the Swede was in-charge of the Manchester club and is now determined to bring the defender to Eastlands in an attempt to rid City of their defensive woes.
The 25-year-old defender currently plays in Turin for Juventus and has been impressive in Serie A over the last few seasons. Chiellini is predominantly a centre back however he is also able to operate at left back, having started his career there. He has made 120 appearances for Juventus as well as 27 for the Italian national side; however it is believed that he could be tempted away from Serie A by the prospect of a glamorous move to the Premier League.
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