Manchester United could agree shock deal with Milan for 31-year-old

According to Yahoo Sport, Manchester United could agree a shock deal with AC Milan for defender Leonardo Bonucci. The 31-year-old could be sold this summer as Milan risk being expelled from European club competition for breaching UEFA Financial Fair Play regulations.

Bonucci was signed by the Rossoneri as part of a £220m spending spree last summer, but a failure to secure Champions League football has led to them falling short of the losses allowed by FFP. Only Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City spent more money than Milan last season, but both sides won their respective league titles while the Rossoneri finished sixth in Serie A.

Bonucci could be one casualty from the fallout as he’s one of the highest earners. The Italian centre-back made 319 appearances in all competitions for Juventus, winning six Serie A titles and three Coppa Italias before his move to Milan. He racked up 51 games across the board for his new club but failed to replicate his form at the San Siro.

United are in need of a world-class and experienced centre-back and could capitalise on Milan’s situation to land Bonucci. The Red Devils could be losing Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind this summer as the pair spent last season on the periphery, while Victor Lindelof has been linked with an exit after an underwhelming debut campaign at Old Trafford.

Manager Jose Mourinho has made signing a centre-back a summer priority, but it’s unknown if they’ll make their interest in Bonucci official.

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