Serie A side may be forced to sell £35m Man Utd target

Oli Fisher

Manchester United are serious about their attempts to land AC Milan star Leonardo Bonucci, according to reports.

There has been speculation that the Red Devils are keen on landing Bonucci this summer, but it seems to be gathering pace after Milan’s ban from European football was confirmed.

Manchester United are in need of a central defender, and the former Juventus man reportedly wants Champions League football.

The Sun claim that Milan will be forced to sell a number of players to meet FFP criteria next time, and that Bonucci is likely to form part of this mini fire sale.

He cost Milan £35m last summer and is now 31, but if they could make their money back then the Rossoneri may have no option but to sell.

However, Bonucci did recently seem to quash 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.”

 

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