Giorgio Chiellini linked to Los Angeles FC – Vancouver Whitecaps also interested?

By FPL360


The Athletic report 

Los Angeles FC have serious interest in signing 37-year-old Juventus center-back Giorgio Chiellini. The Athletic was first to report the story on Tuesday. The report added that the Vancouver Whitecaps and head coach Vanni Sartini are also interested in signing the former Italian national team player but that LAFC are in the driver’s seat as they hold Chiellini’s MLS discovery rights. 

Chiellini signed a new contract with Juventus last August that will run until the end of the 2022/23 campaign. According to the report by The Athletic, Chiellini wants to leave Italy this upcoming summer and move to North America. Chiellini would not seek a Designated Player contract. 

Transfermarkt understands that LAFC have been searching for a high-profile center-back for some time and were in advanced negotiations with Hoffenheim’s Kevin Vogt, that deal, however, fell through as the Bundesliga side was unwilling to release the player. 

Rodríguez, Horta, Vela & Co.: Los Angeles FC record arrivals

Ismael Tajouri-Shradi | Acquired from Charlotte FC in 2021 | Fee: $400,000

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Corey Baird | Signed from Real Salt Lake City in 2021 | Fee: $500,000

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Moon-hwan Kim | Signed from Busan IPark in 2021 | Fee: $600,000

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Franco Escobar | Traded from Atlanta United in 2021 | Fee: $600,000

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Lee Nguyen | Signed from New England Revolution in 2018 | Fee: $700,000

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Christian Ramirez | Signed from Minnesota United 2018 | Fee: $1m

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Eduard Atuesta | Signed from Independiente Medellín in 2019 | Fee: $1m

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Kellyn Acosta | Traded from Colorado Rapids in 2022 | Fee: $1.5m GAM

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Francisco Ginella | Signed from Wanderers in 2020 | Fee: $2.5m

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Cristian Arango | Signed from Millonarios FC in 2021 | Fee: $2.5m

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Diego Rossi | Signed from Peñarol in 2018 | Fee: $2.75m

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José Cifuentes | Signed from Universidad Católica in 2020 | Fee: $3m

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Carlos Vela | Signed from Real Sociedad in 2018 | Fee: $5.5m

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André Horta | Signed from Benfica in 2019 | Fee: $6.27m

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Brian Rodríguez | Signed from Peñarol in 2019 | Fee: $11.5m

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