The 29-year-old concedes that he does not want to face Pep Guardiola's German giants in the Champions League following a 4-0 aggregate mauling in last season's quarter-finalsJuventus defender Giorgio Chiellini says that he most fears being drawn with Bayern Munich in the group stages of the Champions League.
Antonio Conte's men were humbled 4-0 on aggregate in the quarter-final stage of last season's tournament by the German champions, who ultimately won the competition.
And the 29-year-old, who started both clashes against Jupp Heynckes's men last term, admits that he is dreading the prospect of being drawn alongside the Bavarians once again in Thursday's draw.
He told the club's official website: "If I had to choose one team for us to avoid, it would be Bayern Munich but we will take each game as it comes and take stock of what happens afterwards.
"The Champions League must not be an objective but instead a dream for us to pursue."
The Italian champions will be drawn from pot three for Thursday's draw in Monaco, which takes place at 16.45BST.