Tuesday August 9 2016
Juventus prepare Bonucci renewal

Juventus are reportedly preparing a renewal for Leonardo Bonucci, after he rejected Manchester City.

The English club were keen to bring the 29-year-old to the Premier League, as manager Pep Guardiola is a long-term admirer of his ball-playing style.

However, it emerged over the weekend that the centre-back had rejected the Citizens, who have spent close to €60m on Everton’s John Stones instead.

Now Calciomercato is reporting that the Bianconeri are keen to adjust Bonucci’s current deal, which sees him earn €3.5m per season.

It’s thought City were offering a salary of €8.5m per season, and while the Old Lady will not match that, the club is willing to offer €4.5m.

In addition, certain team results would see the wage rise to €5m per annum, plus separate bonuses linked to Champions League achievements.

Bonucci’s entourage is thought to be asking for €5m plus fixed bonuses, but it’s not thought there will be problems in agreeing an extension.

The defender is happy to stay in Turin, as shown by his rejection of English advances, and Juventus are keen to keep him.

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