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Chelsea offering a huge sum plus a player to land Bonucci

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Conte to reunite with 30 year old Central defender.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is looking for reinforcements and bolstering his squad depth as they prepare to return to European football this season. Chelsea are linked with many marquee players and eyeing to have a spending spree in the transfer window. They are preparing a big money move for Leonardo Bonucci and also offering Nemanja Matic in the deal.

Bonucci, a star member of the Turin based outfit who is considered as one of the best centre backs in world football will have to make up his mind whether he wants to reunite with his former manager. Conte is keen to bring the Italian defender in London and strengthen his defensive unit with the likes of Nathan Ake and Kurt Zouma considering loan moves to other Premier League clubs.

Bonucci has earned a reputation as one of Europe`s most accomplished defenders after playing 7 years in Turin helped his team to win the domestic double and the runners up medal in the UEFA Champions League this season.

The former Nerazzuri player also known for his accurate long passes has been a target for other English clubs as well with Pep Guardiola`s Man City have also made an enquiry for him. Chelsea have to compete against some other big clubs for his signature so they have decided to let go Nemanja Matic and included him as a part of this deal.

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri has had a series of rows with the Italian international over the course of the season and its believed he is keen to sell the defender but with a hefty transfer fee.

Bonucci has also scored 6 goals in all competitions and apart from that he was disciplined through out the campaign as well with only 11 bookings to his name in 60 matches he has played thus far in 2016-17 season.