Juventus held talks with agent Alessandro Lucci in Milan yesterday with a view to renewing the contract of Leonardo Bonucci.

The defender was the subject of much transfer speculation this summer with Manchester United and Manchester City believed to be interested in signing the versatile centre-back.

Bonucci reportedly rejected an offer from City earlier this summer to remain in Turin; A move that would have doubled his current Juve salary.

Sky Sport Italia now report that Juve met with Lucci to begin talks over a renewal of his existing deal which expires in 2020.


A great move by the club and a great show of solidarity from a man who has always displayed an unwavering commitment to Juventus, even in turbulent times. When the transfer talk hit its peak this summer, Bonucci posted a video stating simply: “Looking forward to starting a new season in black and white” – Pay the man, pay him what he wants.