July 13, 2017 09:24 GMT by dailymail.co.uk

Juventus star Leonardo Bonucci a shock target for AC Milan

Juventus star Leonardo Bonucci a shock target for AC Milan

Multiple Italian newspapers say the San Siro club is a potential destination for the defender after his agent, Alessandro Lucci, suggested a switch to the Rossoneri.

Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has emerged as a shock target of AC Milan, according to reports in Italy.

Multiple Italian newspapers, including Corriere dello Sport and La Gazzetta dello Sport, say the San Siro club is a potential destination for the £44million-rated defender after his agent, Alessandro Lucci, suggested a switch to the Rossoneri.

No offer has been made, but one could be forthcoming following a conversation which also included discussions regarding a potential Milan move for Juventus wide man Juan Cuadrado. 

Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has emerged as a target for AC Milan 

Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has emerged as a target for AC Milan 

Corriere dello Sport and La Gazzetta dello Sport have both reported the interest
Gazzetta spoke of Bonucci giving Juve 'a headache'

Corriere dello Sport and La Gazzetta dello Sport have both reported the interest

Mattia De Sciglio has been mooted as a possible makeweight in any deal, with Alessio Romagnoli also mentioned as being a potential option in any part exchange. 

Corriere went with the headline 'Bonucci calls Milan' while Gazzetta also mentioned potential interest from Inter in the defender and wrote of Bonucci giving Juventus 'a headache'.

Bonucci has been a consistent target of Chelsea and Manchester City, with Juventus wanting top money for a player who has emerged as one of European football's most consistent performers.  

Bonucci has been a target for both Antonio Conte's Chelsea and Manchester City

Bonucci has been a target for both Antonio Conte's Chelsea and Manchester City

Any potential move to AC Milan would be another transfer blow to Antonio Conte, who has already lost out on Romelu Lukaku to rivals Manchester United. 

Conte has been making room in his defence for new recruits, having let John Terry's contract to run out as well as selling young defender Nathan Ake to Bournemouth for £20m.

Andreas Christensen is set to return to the club after a two-year loan with Borussia Monchengladbach, but has hinted that he may be back on his way to the Bundesliga this summer. 

Chelsea do hope to be active in the transfer market in the coming days, though, as they prepare to complete a deal for Monaco's Tiemoue Bakayoko.

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