Paper Talk: Bonucci nears move; Hart is top Man Utd target

Date published: Tuesday 6th June 2017 11:19

Manchester United have three candidates in mind to replace David de Gea, while Leonardo Bonucci could be heading to the Premier League in a £48m deal, according to Tuesday’s newspapers.



Manchester United keeper David de Gea will be replaced by either Joe Hart, Samir Handanovic or Gianluigi Donnarumma, according to reports on Tuesday.

With speculation mounting that the back-to-back European champions are plotting a world-record goalkeeper bid for De Gea, United boss Jose Mourinho has been drawing up a list of names to replace the Spaniard.

And the Daily Mail claims Hart, who is set to be shown the door by neighbouring Manchester City, is top of their wishlist.

Hart is poised to return to the Premier League after a season-long loan in Serie A in Italy and Mourinho believes the England No 1 could effortlessly fill the void.

It was previously felt City would not allow Hart to join a direct rival, especially their cross-city neighbours, but it’s felt their stance has softened and a deal could be struck should United be reluctantly forced to cash in on De Gea.

The England stopper is joined by AC Milan starlet Donnarumma and Inter’s Handanovic – but it’s felt a deal for Hart would be the easiest to complete.


Chelsea boss Antonio Conte still fancies his chances of landing £48m Juventus star Leonardo Bonucci, according to reports on Tuesday.

The Sun claims the Italian remains very much on Chelsea’s shopping list this summer, with Conte ready to turn his attention back to the Italian stalwart amid reports they are to miss out on Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk.

And there are further claims that a deal with Chelsea could be struck after the Daily Express claimed Juventus have lined up Lazio defender Stefan de Vrij as a replacement for Bonucci.

It’s claimed Chelsea are willing to offer the centre-back a four year deal worth £115,000-a-week as they seek a replacement for John Terry, who left Stamford Bridge this summer.

Now 30 years old, Bonucci knows this is likely to be his last big contract and a move to the Premier League is said to be of interest to the 69-times capped Italy defender.



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