Bonucci ‘using holiday to consider €60m move to Man City’

Leonardo Bonucci: Wanted by Manchester United

Leonardo Bonucci: Wanted by Manchester United

Leonardo Bonucci is spending his holiday considering whether to stay at Juventus or move to the Premier League after Manchester City reportedly agreed a €60million deal.

The Italy centre-half as emerged as Pep Guardiola’s top defensive target this summer, with reports in the Italian press suggesting their £50.3million offer will be too good for the Bianconeri to turn down for the 29-year-old, having previously had a £38million approach batted away by the Serie A champions.

The player is also being tracked by Chelsea, but it is thought they have moved on to other targets after refused to match City’s offer for a player who will be 30 in May.

La Gazzetta dello Sport claims Bonucci has been offered a salary worth €8million a year (£6.7m) by Manchester City and the centre-half, who is currently on holiday in the Balearic island of Formentera, is using his down time to consider whether to accept the move.

The report adds that Juventus would be happy to keep the player and will accept whatever decision he comes to, with a move for Bayern Munich’s Mehdi Benatia lined up should the player opt for a move to Guardiola’s side.