Manchester United are preparing a bargain £30million bid for the world-class centre-half, Leonardo Bonucci.
That’s according to The Express, per the Manchester Evening News, who says that AC Milan are in Financial Fair Play troubles, and have to raise £45million as soon as possible to clear their name.
Furthermore, the Red Devils are confident that the deal will indeed go through, hence why they’re looking to pay as little as possible to land the Italy international.
Centre-back became a real problem area over the last twelve months. Eric Bailly spent far too long sidelined with injury, Victor Lindelof clearly needs more time to adapt, whereas Phil Jones just isn’t good enough. Signing Bonucci would be a real statement of intent. He’d single-handedly improve the overall outlook, and the 29-year-old’s sheer willingness to win would be a supreme bonus.
If Bailly can keep himself fit over the next twelve months, then that’s a defensive partnership capable of blunting any attack in world football. Mourinho making a move for Bonucci would just be so brilliantly typical of him, although Edward Woodward will have to act quick as there are only a few weeks left in the transfer window.