AC Milan bid for Juventus centre-back Bonucci

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Goal can confirm that the Rossoneri harbour a keen interest in bringing the Italy international to San Siro from Turin

The reports that began circulating on Wednesday are true. Well, almost. AC Milan have spoken with Juventus regarding the availability of Leonardo Bonucci, no doubt with hopes that the centre-back's publicised bust-up with Massimiliano Allegri last season would make a deal possible.

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The Rossoneri took the first steps through the player's agent, Alessandro Lucci, who also represents Milan's Andrea Bertolacci, with several visits to Casa Milan largely revolving around finding ways to bring the 30-year-old to San Siro.

The general consensus is that Juventus will not sell Bonucci, but there may be hope in that Allegri is a big fan of full-back Mattia De Sciglio. Even so, Milan's proposal falls well short of the Bianconeri's valuation of one of their prized centre-backs, even with De Sciglio offered as a make-weight.

Reports had suggested that Bonucci is open to the move and that Milan starlet Alessio Romagnoli would also be offered as a part-exchange, but Goal can confirm that the San Siro side have no intention of parting ways with the latter, while reported big-money offers from Chelsea and Manchester City are sure to have the former questioning whether the grass is greener outside of Italy.

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