Date: 2nd January 2018 at 8:00pm
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Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini has confirmed that he is scheduled to hold talks with the club’s president to sign a contract extension with the Bianconeri.

The 33 year old’s current deal expires at the end of the season, and there has been speculation that he could join up with his former Juve and Italy manager Antonio Conte at Chelsea.

However, speaking to Sky Sport Italia about his contract, Chiellini revealed that he is relaxed about the situation and expects to stay at the Serie A club:

“My renewal? After the holidays we made an appointment. Despite the dates for other commitments being very tight, we will meet with the president, but in short, no surprises or special twists are expected because I repeated several times I’m with family here and I could not be better.”

The defender remains an integral part of Juventus’s first team. He has started 14 of the team’s 19 league games this campaign, having missed three due to injury. The Italian has had a number of central defensive partners, with Medhi Benatia, Daniele Rugani, Andrea Barzagli all being chosen to play alongside him this season.

Now a veteran of the game, Chiellini has spent 13 years with Juve after signing from Fiorentina all the way back in 2005.