NEWS
Monday August 22 2011
Zenit still chasing Bonucci

Zenit St Petersburg will make a new bid for Leonardo Bonucci of Juventus, reports La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The Russian giants had an €8m offer rejected earlier this summer, but they still haven't given up hope of signing him.

Zenit officials could make contact with Juve director general Beppe Marotta at some stage over the next 24 hours, to make a fresh approach with an increased offer.

Juve had previously stated that they had no intention of selling the 24-year-old Italian international centre-back.

The Bianconeri splashed out €15.5m on the stopper a year ago after his revelatory campaign at Bari in 2009-10.

Juventus' other centre-back options include Giorgio Chiellini and Andrea Barzagli, but they are expected to sign a new defender before the window closes.

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