Jose Mourinho reportedly wishes to pounce on Italian defender Leonardo Bonucci before a bidding war begins.
Manchester United are looking to build a solid defence ahead of David De Gea this summer. The Spanish international has managed to save crucial points for the Red Devils, as the defence crumbled on occasions over the past season.
Smalling and Jones are pretty average, while new signing Lindelof is taking time to adjust to English Football. Therefore, Jose Mourinho had already prepared an 8-player wishlist earlier this summer.
Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld was said to be on the top of that list. Manchester United even made contact with the London club, but Daniel Levy’s high asking price forced them to look elsewhere.
This week, UEFA announced that AC Milan breached FFP rules, and will be facing a two-season ban from European competitions. The Serie A giants made a number of big money signings last summer, but failed to balance their books to avoid Financial Fair Play sanctions.
This leaves a number of their players susceptible to moves this summer, as they wish to play in continental competitions.
Jose Mourinho wants to be the first to get his hands on AC Milan’s top property. According to Premium Sports, the United gaffer is eyeing a move for Leonardo Bonucci this summer.
The Italian defender left Juventus at the end of the 2016/17 seasons in the hunt for a new project. Bonucci failed to turn Milan’s fortune a lot though, as they finished 6th in the Serie A and lost to Juventus in the Cup Final.
Mourinho is a fan of Bonucci, and is ready to match his €40 million valuation. The Portuguese boss wants his side to act fast, as he believes a bidding war could begin soon.