Manchester United confirm interest in second Juventus star

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So Paul Pogba's move to Manchester United is well and truly on.

The transfer fee and personal terms have both been agreed and now we are just a medical and a signature away from the biggest deal in history.

And if Man United weren't already being cheeky enough with their attempts to pinch one star from Juventus, they have also confirmed their interest in another prized asset the Italian giants possess.


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ESPN claim club sources have told them that Jose Mourinho would also like to bring Leonardo Bonucci to Old Trafford, alongside Pogba.

Negotiations for the Frenchman between the two clubs have been taking place over the last couple of days and Bonucci's name has reportedly cropped up in the conversation.

Manchester City are thought to have held talks regarding a £50 million move away from Turin but United could now make a late attempt to sign the Italian.

Mourinho has already added Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan to his United ranks and with confirmation for Pogba imminent, signing Bonucci would really top off a crazy summer of spending at Old Trafford.

Juventus may be resigned to letting Pogba leave for over £100 million but that will make the Serie A champions even more reluctant to sell another key man this summer - irrespective of the offers they could yet receive.

Bonucci is widely regarded as one of the best defenders in the world so, of course, it comes as no surprise to see him linked with such a big money move to some of the richest clubs in the world.

Chelsea are also rumoured to be interested in the Italian who shone at Euro 2016 under Antonio Conte.

The 29-year-old has been at Juve for six years and has made 274 appearances for the Old Lady whilst earning 62 caps for his country.

Centre-backs are understood to peak later than players in other positions, but spending £50 million on a 29-year-old would still attach an element of risk.

However, if this summer has taught us anything, it's that Premier League sides are no longer afraid to spend big for the best players in the world and the rest of Europe are powerless to stop them.

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