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Manchester United interested in Juventus’ Bonucci

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Paul Pogba is not the only Juventus player Manchester United are interested in, according to reports.

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According to Miguel Delaney’s report for ESPN FC yesterday, Paul Pogba is not the only Juventus player Manchester United are trying to sign this summer.

The report claims that Manchester United officials, while attempting to hash out a deal for Paul Pogba, took the opportunity of meeting face to face with their Juventus counterparts to also enquire about the Bianconeri’s key defender Leonardo Bonucci.

Bonucci, who starred for Italy during their run to the quarter-finals of Euro 2016 last month, has been the subject of €45 million bids from both Chelsea and Manchester City this summer, with the Citizens supposedly ready to offer as much as €60 million for the 29-year-old.

And now it appears United have joined the race to sign the Italian, who is widely regarded as one of the finest centre-backs in the world.

New United boss José Mourinho has already bolstered his defensive options with the signing of 22-year-old Eric Bailly from Villarreal last month.

But there have been murmurings circulating online that Mourinho remains keen to add a more experienced defender to his ranks, and Bonucci would certainly fit the bill.

However, with the Red Devils thought to be on the verge of sealing a breathtaking £100 million move to take Pogba from Juventus, it seems highly unlikely that the Italian champions would be willing to part ways with Bonucci as well.