Manchester United could miss out on signing Leonardo Bonucci this summer after the Italian defender became linked with a shocking return to Juventus.
Bonucci left the Old Ladies to join Milan last summer, however, after playing almost 60 games for the former European champions, they are ready to use him as a sweetener in their bid to land Gonzalo Higuain.
Milan are desperate to sign Higuain this summer following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, but because they need to sell, they are ready to add Bonucci as a sweetener in the deal.
Bonucci fell out with Max Allegri before leaving the Allianz Stadium last summer, and it is unclear if they have both mended their relationship, but what is clear is that the defender was an idol when he played for the Italian champions and the fans would be glad to have him back.
Jose Mourinho is a huge admirer of the defender and the Portuguese boss is hoping to persuade him into making the switch to Old Trafford and become the new leader of his defence.
Bonucci hasn’t spoken of his desire to play outside of Italy and he was very reluctant to join Chelsea last season when Antonio Conte tried very hard to persuade him, at 31, it is unclear if he is finally ready to move his young family across to England.