Manchester City and Bayern Munich are preparing to enter a bidding war for Juventus star Leonardo Bonucci.
The Italian international has played a key part in Juventus’ staggering 17-match unbeaten run in Serie A and his performances have caught the attention of some of Europe’s big hitters.
According to Tuttosport, Pep Guardiola tried to land Bonucci last summer and now wants to make him one of his first signings when he takes over at City.
One of Guardiola’s first assignments at the Etihad will be to overhaul their unreliable back four and the Spanish manager sees Bonucci as the ideal central defensive partner to Vincent Kompany.
But the report also claims Bayern retain a strong interest in the defender and will battle with City to buy the 28-year-old.