According to La Gazetta dello Sport, Manchester United have some hope in signing AC Milan defender Leonardo Bonucci but could struggle to stop him returning to former side Juventus. The 31-year-old left the Old Lady for Milan last summer but has struggled for consistency ever since.
The Rossoneri underperformed last season, only finishing sixth in the Serie A with 64 points from 38 games. They lost ten times and conceded 42 goals and changed managers mid-way through the campaign – Vincenzo Montella was sacked in November 2017 and Gennaro Gattuso replaced him.
Bonucci’s poor form and Milan’s struggles on and off the pitch have led to him considering his future at the San Siro. United have been desperate to capitalise one the situation, with manager Jose Mourinho keen for a world-class centre-back to bolster his backline ahead of the new season.
The Red Devils have been linked with Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane, Barcelona’s Samuel Umtiti, Tottenham Hotspur’s Toby Alderweireld and Leicester City’s Harry Maguire, but Bonucci would be high on Mourinho’s wishlist.
Unfortunately, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain are pursuing him and reports in Italy hint that his former club might be leading the chase for his signature.