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Bonucci wants Juve return, reveals AC Milan's Leonardo

Bonucci wants Juve return, reveals AC Milan's Leonardo

Bonucci completed a surprise switch to AC Milan from Juventus last summer following the club's takeover, but recent reports in Italy suggested he is ready to make an immediate return, and both clubs confirmed the rumours.

The experienced centre-back won six consecutive Serie A titles with Juve during a highly successful period with the club, and with the Rossoneri failing to qualify for Champions League football, Bonucci wants to rekindle his former romance in Turin.

"I've spoken to Leo and you need to be honest and say things as they are", the Milan Coach commented.

"He arrived a year ago as a symbol for change". From there we will talk and see if it is possible.

New Milan general manager Leonardo and Juve CEO Beppe Marotta began discussions over the incredible swap deal involving the two players on Monday, although negotiations remain at an early stage.

The 48-year-old Leonardo was also sporting director at Paris Saint-Germain from 2010-13.

Juventus and AC Milan considering shock Bonucci-Higuain swap deal

"It all started from an idea, a very sensible and quiet one".

Failure to comply with Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules had led to Milan being banned from competing in this season's Europa League campaign before a change in ownership - which now sees the club managed by hedge fund Elliott Management - helped lead to a successful appeal.

"We are very tied to Financial Fair Play, it won't be a insane market".

AC Milan said Leonardo's appointment will help achieve "greater success on the field".

Former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte will reportedly be announced as the successor to AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso, who is thought to be on the verge of being sacked.


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