Bonucci Makes Decision Over Juventus Future Amid Interest From Premier League

Leonardo Bonucci celebrates after scoring.

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Leonardo Bonucci has revealed that he intends to see out his entire contract with Juventus.

Bonucci has been linked with a move to England for quite some time, with Premier League giants Chelsea and Manchester City hugely interested in his services. And the two clubs received an immense boost last month, when Bonucci fell out with Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri.

The center-back clashed with his manager during the Serie A outfit’s 4-1 win over Palermo, as Allegri was heard shouting “Shut up, dickhead. F**k off!” at the Italy international. The argument continued further in the dressing room, following which Bonucci was excluded for the club’s next game – a midweek Champions League encounter against FC Porto – as punishment.

However, the duo seems to have patched things up since then, but the 29-year-old’s future at the Turin-based club still remains a major doubt. But despite the rumours linking him with a summer move away from Italy, Bonucci has confirmed that he intends to stay at Juventus until his current contract expires in 2021.

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Bonucci recently told the media: “I don’t know if the boss will go to the Premier League, but I’m owned by this club and the club will decide whether or not to sell me. I hope to honour the contract.

“I clarified things face to face with Allegri, I accepted his decision, I will pay for a dinner for the team next week. Things are now even better than they were before. You need to take the positives from anything negative and it brought the group further together.”

The decorated defender, regarded by many as the best in the world, seems to have regained his spot in Allegri’s lineup, and he even helped his team secure a valuable point on Sunday, as he headed in a Paulo Dybala free-kick to score the equalizer in Juve’s 1-1 draw with Udinese.


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