Thursday September 15 2016
Bonucci: 'Tempted by England'

Leonardo Bonucci confessed he was “tempted by an offer from England, but Juventus is my home and my dream is to win here.”

The defender had been tracked by both Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City and Antonio Conte’s Chelsea this summer, reportedly with proposals reaching €50m.

“If I said that I wasn’t tempted this summer by an offer from England, above all for the Coach that wanted me, then that would be a lie,” Bonucci told Mediaset Premium.

“But Juventus is my home and I am happy to have remained. My dream was to win with this shirt and now I am here, ready to improve as a player and challenge myself to make this team become a legend.”

Despite Max Allegri’s protestations, Bonucci also admitted that the pressure is on Juve in Europe.

“It is our duty to reach the Champions League Final, but we must treat it like living a dream to leave certain pressure out of our minds.

“We know that all it takes is a single incident to change everything and we have to fight hard to make those incidents go our way, unlike yesterday (against Sevilla).”

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