Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has decided to bring in a new central defender to Old Trafford in the summer transfer window.
Tottenham Hotspur’s Toby Alderweireld and Inter Milan star Milan Škriniar have been widely discussed over the last few weeks.
If reports from Italian publication Premium Sport are to be believed, AC Milan defender Leonardo Bonucci is the new name linked with the Red Devils.
Bonucci moved to the San Siro after leaving Juventus in 2017. The Premier League outfit are ready to make a move for the Italian international, according to Premium Sport’s ‘market expert’ Claudio Raimondi.
Mourinho has set his sights on bringing a centre-back who has ‘temperament’ to strengthen his side’s back four, and the 31 year old has been identified.
Milan failed to comply with Uefa’s Financial Fair Play regulations and this could mean they will miss out on the European competition for a year.
It’s suggested this is driving Manchester United’s hope of signing Bonucci, but Milan plan to appeal against any sanction.
Mourinho is hoping to use the lack of European football to United’s advantage in convincing Bonucci to ‘change his mind’.