Giorgio Chiellini’s agent says they are waiting on Juventus to discuss a new contract, calling any retirement talk for Italy’s Euro 2020 winning captain as “madness”.
Chiellini, who turns 37 next month, is a free agent after his Juventus contract expired at the start of this month.
The veteran defender has been focusing on Italy’s triumphant Euro 2020 campaign over the past month.
It has been widely expected Chiellini will sign on with the Old Lady for the 2021-22 season although his agent Davide Lippi revealed talks have not begun and they are open to offers from other clubs.
“It takes two to sign a contract,” agent Davide Lippi told Radio Radio.
“Giorgio went to the Euros and focused exclusively on that. There’s no problem with Juventus, we said we’d meet up later in the summer, but we haven’t yet sat down to discuss a renewal.”
On offers from other clubs, Lippi added: “They’d have to make the offer first. As of today, there is nobody. We are waiting for Juventus to tell us when we can sit down and have a chat.”
Lippi also moved to rubbish any talk of Chiellini hanging up the boots, fresh from Italy’s continental triumph.
Chiellini has made 535 appearances for Juventus since joining the Serie A club in 2004, as well as 112 caps for the Azzurri.
The central defender, who returned within six months after tearing his ACL in 2019, has won the Scudetto with Juve nine times, as well as five Coppa Italia titles.
“Thinking of Chiellini away from the playing field at this moment is madness,” Lippi said.
“What he did after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament is incredible. What fuels him is passion and we saw in the Euros that the passion is still strong.
“He was a symbol of Juventus for many years and we are waiting for a club. Nobody has called, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they did, as he’s the only free agent in the Italy squad now.”