Alonso and Drenthe for Chiellini?

Posted on 04/07/2010


It’s reported Real Madrid will offer both Xabi Alonso and Royston Drenthe in exchange for Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini.

Jose Mourinho has pinpointed the Italian international as the key to strengthening the Merengues defence this season.

In turn, Chiellini’s agent has repeatedly complained at the lack of talks to extend his current contract in Turin.

According to Sky Sport Italia, over the next few days Real will take concrete steps to make the transfer happen.

The proposal is of midfielder Xabi Alonso, who had already been heavily linked with Juve over the past year, and Dutch winger Drenthe.

However, the Italian media believe Juventus will reject the offer in order to build the new-look side around Chiellini.

With the departure of Fabio Cannavaro and Fabio Grosso, Chiellini is their most reliable man at the back.