Manchester City were heavily linked with a move for Juventus star Leonardo Bonucci last month, but those reports seemed to fade away recently.

It was claimed Manchester City had made an offer of €60m to Juventus for Bonucci, and even offered the player a five year contract worth €8m a year.

At one point, Italian media didn’t seem too confident about Juventus’ chances of keeping the Italian defender, but it now appears he is ready to sign a new contract at the club.

Italian website Calciomercato say Bonucci wants to say at Juevntus, and wants to help him them become even bigger in Europe.

It is reported Juventus found it very easy to reject Manchester City’s offer, and have started negotiations with Bonucci’s representatives to extend his contract at the club.

Calciomercato say Juventus won’t match Manchester City’s offer of €8m/year, but could agree something close to €5m/year plus bonuses.

The 29-year-old has four years left on his current deal, and has been at the club since 2010.