Wednesday August 3 2011
Zenit in Bonucci bid

Russian giants Zenit will make Juventus an offer for Leonardo Bonucci, according to Sky Sport Italia.

Zenit boss Luciano Spalletti has reportedly specifically asked for the Italian international centre-back.

Zenit will apparently make an €8m offer for the 24-year-old, a figure that will be deemed as too low by the Turin giants.

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

It was thought that Juve intended to keep faith with Bonucci despite his difficulties in Turin last season.

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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