Juventus reject £38 million bid for Leonardo Bonucci

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Juventus have rejected a £38 million bid from Manchester City for defender Leonardo Bonucci, according to Sky Sports.

The Italian was part of his nation's famous back three that drove the Azzurri through to the quarter-finals of Euro 2016 before they were beaten on penalties by Germany.    

The 29-year-old has seen his reputation rise in recent years to one of Europe's top defenders at both club and international level.


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He's made 198 appearances for Juventus since joining from rival Italian club FC Bari in 2010. During his time with The Old Lady, he's won the Serie A five times, the Coppa Italia (Italian Cup) twice, and finished runner-up in the Champions League in 2015.   

Arguably, he's achieved almost all he can in Italy, but the current Italian champions are not ready to let him go yet.   

City's bid shows just how far Guardiola is going to rebuild his squad, looking to convert the English side into one that can challenge on all fronts next season.

With Vincent Kompany prone to injury and no world-class replacements currently at the club, the defensive line needs shaking up this summer.   

However, luring Bonucci away from Juventus may prove harder than City first thought. He's not the type of player that will blindly follow the money and join a new club for a higher wage which, in this day and age, is quite rare.   

As it looks like the defender is potentially staying put in Italy, Twitter was quick to react, and many have weighed in with their opinion on Juventus turning down a huge amount of money for their aging centre-back. 

So as you can see, the Twitter universe are shocked at Juve's decision to reject a £38m bid from City for the 29-year-old centre-back.

How much is Leonardo Bonucci worth in modern day football? Leave us YOUR valuations in the comment section below!

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