Friday August 16 2019
Chiellini: Icardi 'fantasy football'

Giorgio Chiellini claims the idea of Mauro Icardi at Juventus is ‘fantasy football’ but assures Paulo Dybala does not need any special treatment. “He’s a big boy.”

Juve sporting director Fabio Paratici has long set his sights on Icardi, but Chiellini confessed to having doubts about the arrival of the Inter striker.

“With all due respect to Icardi, the idea of him at Juve is fantasy football,” the defender told Sky Sport Italia.

“We have some great forwards and we’re only thinking about our group.

“We want to stick together and help each other during a long season. Luckily it starts soon.”

The 35-year-old was then asked about Dybala, who is back training with the Old Lady after moves to Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur broke down.

“Paulo’s calm, he’s doing well and he doesn’t need my advice,” he replied.

“He’s a big boy: certain things are part of the game, we’re professionals and we’re aware of the situation.”

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