Man United must rival Chelsea for savvy Bonucci to add ruggedness

Leonardo Bonucci is attracting interest from Chelsea who are exploring the prospect of taking him from AC Milan are just one season, according to Corriere Dello Sport.

What’s the story, then?

The report claims that Bonucci is already unsettled at the San Siro, which has raised the possibility of him making a swift exit.

They say that the two clubs currently in the hunt for the Italian’s signature are Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea, who are looking to win and requalify for the Champions League respectively.

They also report that Bonucci was exploring his options abroad when he left Juventus last summer, and that he could revisit that prospect this time around.

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Man United should swoop as they can offer Champions League

So far, Jose Mourinho has preferred to recruit younger central defenders, Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof, to freshen up his backline at Manchester United.

That is surprising, given his usual penchant for experience and it is clear that someone with greater authority is needed if they are to swiftly close the gap on Manchester City.

There aren’t many – if any – better out and out defenders in world football than Bonucci and he is also an organiser who would bring fantastic discipline to Old Trafford.