Giorgio Chiellini will soon begin negotiations for a new contract at Juventus, with reports he will ask for a pay rise and two-year deal, taking him to Qatar 2022.
The Italy captain is currently a free agent, as his contract expired on June 30, so he won the UEFA EURO 2020 tournament as an unemployed player.
It is widely assumed he will pen a new deal with Juventus, but the talks will only start after he returns from vacation, which he is spending with teammate Leonardo Bonucci and their families.
Chiellini had originally considered retirement after the Euros, but with his performances crucial to the triumph, he’s now looking ahead to the World Cup in November and December 2022.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, that means he is looking for a two-year extension in Turin that would take him to June 2023.
Chiellini turns 37 next month and his previous salary was worth €3.5m per season.
However, the newspaper suggests he could ask for a raise to €5m per year, which Juve are likely to reject, as they are trying to lower the overall wage bill.