Juve take back Chiellini
By Nadia Carminati. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Juventus will have Giorgio Chiellini back at Stadio Delle Alpi next season after they obtained full ownership of the talented young defender from Fiorentina.
Chiellini took full advantage of his time with Viola as he impressed over the course of the Serie A season and even earned a call-up to Marcelo Lippi's Italy squad.
The Bianconeri have now purchased the remaining 50 percent of Chiellini's registration, as they originally leased him to Fiorentina immediately after securing his signature from Livorno last summer.
The Scudetto winners have reportedly paid around é¼4.3 million to complete the deal, whilst the futures of both Enzo Maresca and Fabrizio Miccoli remain up in the air.
The duo are also both part-owned by Juventus and Fiorentina, and both parties have submitted secret bids with the highest obtaining the rights to the player.
The results of the auction will be revealed on Tuesday, although Miccoli has already stated his desire to remain with the Florentine outfit.
"I don't want to come back to Juve," said Miccoli.
"I don't think Juve asked a higher sum, anyway I expected everything but not this situation."