It is reported that Leonardo Bonucci has turned down the chance to join Manchester City from Juventus.
The 29-year-old has been with the Bianconeri since 2010, forming part of a formidable back three alongside Andrea Barzagli and Giorgio Chiellini for both club and country.
His performances have caught the eye of new City boss Pep Guardiola, who has been given a remit of winning the Champions League during his tenure at Etihad Stadium.
However, Gazzetta dello Sport say that Bonucci has rejected the opportunity of doubling what he currently earns in Turin, choosing instead to remain with Max Allegri’s team as they try to conquer Europe themselves.
The Italian sports daily also claim that Juve will now reward their centre-back’s loyalty by offering him a new improved contract at the club.