City table fresh Bonucci bid; agent heading for talks – report

Date published: Friday 8th July 2016 8:54

Leonardo Bonucci: Wanted by Pep Guardiola

Leonardo Bonucci: Wanted by Pep Guardiola

The agent of Leonardo Bonucci is travelling to England to hold talks with Manchester City and Chelsea, according to reports.

Alessandro Lucci is set to speak with City after they tabled a €60million offer for the Italy International, that after Juve had rejected their opening €45million to bid, according to Calciomercato.com.

Pep Guardiola is desperate to get Bonucci on board with the Spaniard looking for a top-class defender with strong technical skills.

Manchester City will double Bonucci’s salary in Turin with an offer of €7.5million a year, but Juve do not want to sell and are desperate to keep hold of the classy centre-back.

It’s also understood that the 29-year-old has no desire to leave Juventus and it’s thought that if they sell Paul Pogba this summer then the Bianconeri may consider Bonucci unsellable.

After his trip to Manchester, Lucci will fly to London, where he will hold talks with Chelsea who are also interested in signing Bonucci, however Lucci’s main business at Stamford Bridge will be to resolve the future of one of his other clients Juan Cuadrado.

Despite the presence of former Juve and Italy coach Antonio Conte, Chelsea are not believed to be in serious contention for Bonucci.

Cuadrado has informed Chelsea that he is not open to return to the club and Juventus want the Colombian ace on loan with option to buy.

However, Chelsea are only open to sell Cuadrado on a permanent deal, but could eventually agree to sell the former Fiorentina man on a loan deal with compulsory buy-out clause.

 

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