Juventus lose Chiellini for a month

Juventus's woes deepened today with the news that Giorgio Chiellini will be out for a month with a pulled thigh muscle.

The centre-back limped out of Italy's friendly win in Ukraine on Tuesday after just 17 minutes and will now be out for most of the rest of the season.

Juve are also sweating on the fitness of veteran striker Alessandro Del Piero who pulled up in training on yesterday and is to undergo tests on tomorrow morning.

The Italian giants are seventh in the Serie A table with a trip to Roma to come at the weekend as they face a battle to secure European football next season.