Leonardo Bonucci’s return to Juventus could be made all the smoother by reports that he and Max Allegri have resolved their differences.
Numerous reports in the Italian press suggested that Bonucci was vying for a return to Turin this summer, shortly before talks were confirmed by both parties with Beppe Marotta and Fabio Paratici pictured meeting with the players agent last week.
While there appear to be various tumbling blocks over the specifics of the transfer, namely which players would be included in the deal, it seems any suggested problems between player and manager have been ironed out.
Gazzetta Dello Sport reports that Bonucci and Allegri met at the FIFPro award ceremony in October 2017 where the defender was named as part of the team of the year.
According to Gazzetta, Bonucci thanked Allegri, telling him the award belonged to him for all the work he had done and the manager was reportedly appreciative of the gesture.
The two crossed paths again at an FIGC meeting in April 2018 and once again, talks between the pair were positive.
Speculation continues to mount that Milan and Juve will push through a move that will see Mattia Caldara head in the other direction with Bonucci returning to the team where he won six Serie A titles in a row.