Pep Guardiola is ready to take his biggest challenge so far very seriously. The new Manchester City manager has already secured the services of Ilkay Gundogan and Nolito, but he wants more.
The Citizens are ready to offer £51.2 million to Juventus for Leonardo Bonucci. The Bianconeri don’t want to sell the Italy defender but City have offered him a five-year contract with £6.8 million per year wages, according to various sources, including Tuttosport (via Football-Italia).
Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri, who works for beIN Sports, CNN, and La Gazzetta dello Sport, even goes as far as to say the 29-year-old has accepted personal terms with Manchester City, meaning it’s down to Juventus to decide on the transfer fee.
BOOM! Manchester City had their offer for Bonucci accepted by the player, 8m€ per year! Now pending Juventus accepting the 60m€ bid
— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) 9 juli 2016
However, in the same report, Tuttosport also claim Juventus will discuss a contract renewal with Bonucci, which would potentially raise his wages at the Turin club.
Meanwhile, City have had a £14.9 million bid for Torino wing-back Bruno Peres turned down. The Italian club are holding out for £17.1 million, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.
On top, City have set their sights on Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo as the man to replace Joe Hart having dropped their interest in the Chile international’s club-mate Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, according to a report by Mundo Deportivo (via The Sun).