AC Milan have confirmed the signing of Leonardo Bonucci on a five-year contract worth €42m, to be paid over three installments. The player will undergo a medical in the next couple of days.

The 30-year-old centre-back from Italy was widely expected join up with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City this summer but insisted that he wanted to remain in Italy with Juventus.

Bonucci only signed a new deal with the club in December that would have kept him at Juventus until 2021. However since then the defender had a fall out with manager Max Allegri and asked for a move out. AC Milan came calling and closed the deal within three days of negotiations.

The new Chinese owners of AC Milan have invested heavily in the squad since taking over the club and the signing of Bonucci further proves that Milan now have the capability of luring some of the best players in world football to the club, something that they had been unable to do as of late.

The club have already signed Kessie, Biglia, Calhanoglu, Andre Silva, Conti, Rodriguez, and Musacchio before completing the signing of Bonucci.

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