Juventus may let Bonucci leave for £42m

Juventus' defender Leonardo Bonucci celebrates after scoring during the Italian Serie A football match Juventus Vs Hellas Verona on January 6, 2016 at the "Juventus Stadium" in Turin. / AFP / MARCO BERTORELLO (Photo credit should read MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images)

Chelsea have been handed a huge transfer boost after Juventus reportedly decided that influential defender, Leonardo Bonucci could be let go in the summer as he is no longer indispensable to the Turin giants, according to report in the Sun

The 29-year-old Italian had a public falling out with his manager in the 4-1 victory against Palermo recently and he stormed out of the pitch at the end of the game without acknowledging the fans.

That sort of behavior warranted a punishment from MaxG Allegri, who left him out of the squad that beat Porto away in the Champions League.

Bonucci had been a long term transfer target for Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte. The 47-year-old tactician managed Bonucci in his time at the Juventus stadium, and is keen on a reunion with his former player, but a fee of £42m for a player entering his 30s may seem to be an unwise form.

Chelsea were linked to the classy centre-back last summer, but a deal ultimately could not be reached, prompting Conte to sign David Luiz, who has been a revelation for the club.

The falling out between Allegri and Bonucci has led to questions about the latter’s future at the club.

Agnelli believes that Bonucci is “sellable” amidst the exciting youth prospects at the hands of The Old Lady. Centre backs, Daniele Rugani and Mattia Caldara, both 22 are seen as the future of the club and will be fast tracked into the squad next season, meaning that Bonucci is no longer irreplaceable, and may well be a bad example to these youngsters with his recent bad attitude.


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