'Leonardo Bonucci loves Juventus and wants to stay' - agent

The Italian stopper is hoping to stay at the club and prove his worth even after enduring a frustrating debut season at the Turin-based side
Leonardo Bonucci is not contemplating the possibility of leaving Juventus in the summer, his agent has claimed.

The Italy international has been linked with a move away from Juventus all summer after failing to impress at the club following a €15.5 million switch from Bari last year.

Reports in the country have suggested Juventus are interested in including Bonucci in a player-plus-clash deal for Zenit St Petersburg centre-back Bruno Alves, a proposal which was allegedly to the Russian club's liking.

However, Bonucci's representative says there is no substance to such allegations, stressing his client is looking to continue at the Turin-based side.

"There was an interest from Zenit, but not much was done about that and both clubs stood firm over their positions," Davide Torchia told Sky Sport 24.

"Bonucci loves Juve and he wants to stay, he needs to improve but given his age he is still growing as a player.

"In the transfer market, anything can happen, you just have to look at where Eto'o moved to play."

Earlier in the month, Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta revealed the club had turned down a bid from Zenit for the 24-year-old defender.