Milan have made significant progress and could be on their way to signing Leonardo Bonucci, in the most shocking transfers of this summer window.
At first it seemed like a made-up rumour, then like a concrete idea and now Bonucci to Milan appears to be a very possible transfer that could be closed very soon.
The Rossoneri have been in contact with Bonucci’s agent Alessandro Lucci for a while and today, Fassone approached Marotta to officially kick off negotiations.
Milan’s offer is believed to be €30 million plus Mattia De Sciglio, while the Bianconeri want €40m and prefer to not include De Sciglio in the deal, and instead talk to Milan about the fullback at a later date. Fassone and Mirabelli would like to conclude the transfer before they leave for China with the rest of the squad tomorrow, so new contacts and maybe a new offer could be happening tonight.
Milannews.it meanwhile suggests that Bonucci and Milan have agreed personal terms and that there is a total understanding between the player and the club. If an agreement is reached with Juve, Bonucci would sign a five-year deal worth €6m per season – the same salary earned by Donnarumma.
Mediaset claims that that the player is already looking for a new home in Milano. There are currently no other offers (in Italy or abroad) for the 30-year-old Bonucci, who after seven years in Bianconeri, and six consecutive Scudetti, seems to be looking for a new challenge in his career.
The name of Alessio Romagnoli has never been mentioned and he will surely not be included in the deal. There is a “gentleman’s agreement” between the clubs, however, that De Sciglio would join Juventus (reportedly for €10m) if Bonucci, who grew up in Inter’s Youth Sector, joins Milan.
‘Leo’ is widely considered one of the best center backs in the world and his arrival would give Montella even more options and flexibility, as a three-man defense could become a real possibility.