LAFC to Sign Italian Defensive Great Chiellini

LAFC to Sign Italian Defensive Great Chiellini

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles FC is finalizing a deal to bring veteran Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini to Major League Soccer

a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the deal still hasn't been signed between LAFC and Chiellini,

who is leaving Juventus after 17 decorated seasons with the Italian club. 

LAFC hopes to finalize the deal later this week, the person said

The club tops the overall MLS standings with 29 points (9-3-2) at the international break.

The 37-year-old Chiellini said farewell to Juventus in mid-May