AC Milan seal ridiculous £35m bargain; Some LFC fans reeling…


AC Milan have reached an agreement for the stunning signing of Italy centre-back Leonardo Bonucci from Serie A champions Juventus, pending a medical.

Bonucci won six successive Serie A titles with Juve, but left for a transfer fee that Italian sports daily Gazzetta dello Sport estimated at 40 million euros ($45.8 million). Per Calciomercato (h/t Metro's Coral Barry), the defender has already agreed to personal terms, and his agent Alessandro Lucci told Sportitalia (via Barry) negotiations regarding the exit have begun.

"Juventus about to sell Bonucci - arguably best centre back in the world - to AC Milan for £35m".

The Italy global has won six Serie A titles in a row with Juventus and is eager to try a different challenge.

According to Fabrizio Romano, a well respected journalist in Italy, claims that a deal to take the 30-year-old to the San Siro is a done deal.

Bonucci was greeted with loud applause from fans as he drove into Milan headquarters, Casa Milan, to sign the deal Friday afternoon.

Bonucci, who started his career at Inter, has chose to remain in Serie A and is expected to sign a contract that ties him to the San Siro club until 2022.

During the campaign, the relationship between Bonucci and coach Massimiliano Allegri went sour when they had a row on the touchline during a game against Palermo in February.

This is where the off-pitch considerations come into play, including the health of his son, an issue that had Bonucci considering retirement last summer.

Previously, the team of Vincenzo Montella moved MATEO Musacchio, Ricardo Rodriguez, Andre Silva, Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Andrea Conti and Antonio Donnarumma.

Juventus have made an initial tentative approach for Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos, who has also been linked with a move to Chelsea and Manchester United this summer.