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Chelsea, Manchester City throw down for £51m Leonardo Bonucci

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At the start of the summer, Leonardo Bonucci had made it quite clear that he's not going anywhere from Juventus, although rumors linking him with Chelsea had continued to reoccur at regular intervals.  There were stories of outrageous swap deals, mutually assured assurances, and unfounded agreements, all water under the bridge of course.  And not Stamford Bridge unfortunately.

However, following an impressive Euro 2016 and known-admirer Pep Guardiola starting his job at Manchester City, the transfer rumors have started up again.  Juventus had supposedly set the 29-year-old's price at €60m (£51m currently), and that transfer fee is what pops up in the Mirror's story about Guardiola and Conte vying for Bonucci's probably unattainable services.

Chelsea are determined not to give up on Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci - despite Manchester City's willingness to offer up to £51million for him.

-source: Mirror

If we're willing to spend a reported €40m on Kalidou Koulibaly, €60m sounds more than reasonable for Bonucci.  While I don't think Chelsea have any actual hope of signing the Italy national team standout (and neither do City, for that matter), it's fun to dream.

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