The Premier League pair have been monitoring the defender since last summer and were considering making a move at the end of the season.
Chiellini has been chased by many of Europes top clubs after his impressive performances this term for the Turin outfit, which looks set to clinch them the Serie A title once again.
The 29-year-old has won Serie A twice with the Old Lady and has insisted his preferred option is to stay, though he would not rule out a move in the future if the club no longer wanted him. Ending my career at Juve? I hope so, I will be 30 in August, I can’t tell what will happen in the next years but there is the will from both parties to continue together, he told reporters. United boss David Moyes is desperately seeking defensive reinforcements after it was recently announced that Nemanja Vidic would be leaving for Inter Milan in the summer.
The future of Rio Ferdinand is also in doubt and Moyes knows he needs cover for next season if he is to get United back among the elite.
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