Bonucci: Conte will not leave Juventus

The 25-year-old defender says that the Italian coach has a deep-rooted love for the Old Lady and will not be tempted away by offers from some of Europe's elite clubs
Juventus and Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci says that he is not afraid of coach Antonio Conte leaving the club.

Bonucci has been quick to dispel any rumours that Conte will leave the Serie A champions, having been linked with some of Europe's top sides.

“He’s a true Juventino, he has that in his DNA, his dream is to stay at this club for as along as possible,” Bonucci told Tuttosport.

The 25-year-old also said that he was happy with life at the Turin side, adding: “I want to stay at this club too.

"Playing for Juventus is the maximum for me and I want to end my career here – I couldn’t ask for more than that,” he continued.

Bonucci also admitted he had no great preference as to who Juventus' next Champions League opponents would be, after his side qualified for the quarter-final stage by beating Celtic in the last 16.

“At this point of the competition, one side is just as good as another,” he said.

“Obviously if you look at the games between Schalke-Galatasaray and Porto-Malaga then we’d perhaps find a team that is a level below the rest.

“However, all of the sides left in the competition will be ones to fear.”