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Zenit St Petersburg reject Leonardo Bonucci swap offer from Juventus for Bruno Alves - report

Juventus' move for Zenit St Petersburg defender Bruno Alves appears to have stumbled as the Russian side are not willing to accept a swap deal with Leonardo Bonucci.

Il Corriere dello Sport
reports a transfer between the clubs before the end of the transfer window now looks unlikely.

The Italians were hoping to convince Zenit to enter into discussions by inserting Bonucci as part of a swap move, but directors at the Russian outfit have rejected the proposal out of hand.

Portugal international Alves moved to Zenit in January 2010 from Porto, and is admired and desired in Turin, but with the deal now appearing dead, Juventus are now considering a swoop for Rubin Kazan defender Salvatore Bocchetti, who is thought to be in talks over a move to Napoli.