The long-serving defender will see his current deal expires at the end of the season, but new terms are set to be written with the Serie A champions.

Giorgio Chiellini has returned from injury at Juventus and is now poised to extend his association with the Serie A champions for a further 12 months.

The long-serving defender has already spent 15 years with the Turin giants, having linked up with the Bianconeri in 2005.

The past six months of a memorable spell have been stuck on the sidelines.

Chiellini did, however, rejoin the fold off the seat during a 2-0 victory over Brescia on Sunday — with his presence greeted by a standing ovation.

Back to full fitness, the 35-year-old is prepared to plan a bit more long-term.

That means agreeing on new terms with Juventus for the following year, with the appropriate paperwork ready to be signed.

Chiellini’s current deal is due to expire in the summer, but the Bianconeri are going to keep his services.

Sources near the deal have informed Goal an agreement is regarded as a formality.

That will be welcome news for Maurizio Sarri, who’s seeking stability in the back.

Matthijs de Ligt is still finding his feet in Italian soccer and remains a work in progress.

Leonardo Bonucci is a trusted alternative, and Chiellini is prepared to slot back in along with a familiar face.

He’s believed to still have lots to offer despite his advancing years.

A guy with 103 Italy caps to his name believes that is the case, saying on the back of his return to action: “The worst part is over, now the challenging part arrives.

“Now I must work a whole lot, I wish to help my team-mates.

“I find a group that are in the league, well set in the Coppa Italia and are in the last 16 of the Champions League. I thank my team-mates for these five-and-a-half months.

“I hope to bring a wave of excitement to people who have played a lot.”

Chiellini is well versed in the art of winning.

Over the course of 508 looks for Juventus, he’s helped the club to eight league titles and four Coppa Italia triumphs — with the expectation being a very long wait for European glory could be brought to a close by Cristiano Ronaldo and Co in 2020.