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Leonardo Bonucci completes Milan move

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The Italian centre-back has come to terms on shock move to Milan after seven successful seasons with Juventus.

Milan has reached an agreement with Italian star defender Leonardo Bonucci.
The 30-year old centre back spent seven very successful years at Juventus will now join rivals AC Milan for €40 million fees. Bonucci has signed a five-year contract with Vincenzo Montella’s side.

The Rossoneri initially offered €30m for the 30-year-old, but Juve refused to accept less than €40m for a centre-back who played a key role in their Serie A and Coppa Italia success and journey to the Champions League final last season.

The Italy international was linked with a move to the Premier League last summer, with Chelsea and Manchester City interested, but decided to stay in Italy.
During the campaign, the relationship between Bonucci and coach Massimiliano Allegri went sour when they had a row on the sideline during a game against Palermo in February. Bonucci was left out of the squad for the following match against Porto in Champions League.

As reports of further arguments between the two emerged, it has been said the coach did not want Bonucci back at the Bianconeri for 2017-18.

Bonucci started his career at Inter and made only one senior appearance at the club. He enjoyed loan stints at Treviso and Pisa. He eventually joined Bari before joining Juventus.
He played over 300 games and won six Serie A titles, three Coppas Italia and three Supercoppas Italiana with the Turin club.
Bonucci will become the latest of all the Milan signings this transfer window, as the Rossoneri got hold of players like Hakan Calhanoglu, Ricardo Rodriguez, Mateo Musacchio, Andre Silva, Franck Kessie and Andrea Conti.