• Bonucci rubbishes Juventus exit talks

    Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci

    Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has made it clear there is no truth in reports suggesting he will leave the Serie A champions.

    Leonardo Bonucci has dismissed suggestions he is on his way out of Juventus amid speculation linking him with a move to Chelsea.

    The Italian international rejected a transfer to Manchester City ahead of the 2016-17 campaign in favour of a prolonged stay in Turin, but recent reports have claimed he is now open to a new challenge.

    Bonucci fell out with head coach Massimiliano Allegri back in February, and Chelsea are believed to be keeping a close eye on the centre-back’s situation, with Antonio Conte keen to be reunited with his former player.

    Nevertheless, the 30-year-old has insisted he is not thinking about a move away from Juventus.

    “Me leaving Juventus? That is just speculation,” Bonucci told La Stampa.

    The defender has a contract with the Serie A champions until 2021.

    He made 45 appearances in all competitions in 2016-17 as Juventus secured the domestic double, before being soundly beaten in the Champions League final by Real Madrid.

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