Man Utd consider move for £37m-rated star AC Milan defender

Oli Fisher

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is considering a move for AC Milan defender Leonardo Bonucci, a report claims.

According to Yahoo Sports, the 31-year-old has been shortlisted as a possible target to help bolster the rearguard in the upcoming transfer window.

The Italy defender was rumoured to have been unhappy at the San Siro, just a year after he moved from Juventus in a £37million deal, sparking talk that he could be available.

The 31-year-old made 51 appearances in all competitions this past season and is still regarded as one of the top central defenders in European football.

However, he quashed rumours about an exit when speaking to Sky Sport Italia:  “There is no problem whatsoever [at Milan]. I hope these rumours will be put to bed so we can build something important.

“We’re aiming to return to the Champions League and to compete for big objectives.”

It is believed that Milan intend to build their defence around young centre-half Alessio Romagnoli, which means Bonucci could be allowed to leave for the right price.


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