The dreams of Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern have been shattered today, after comments from a prime target ruled-out a lucrative summer move.
Metro quotes Juventus’ Italian international defender Leonardo Bonucci as rejecting the possibility of a transfer this summer, which would have seen him follow current international boss Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge.
Bonucci, who has worked with Conte with the national set-up and previously with Juventus, is a firm favourite of Chelsea’s new managerial elect but the Blues will not be landing his signature this summer, as Bonucci stated he’s focused on his current club.
‘If I’ve ever followed Conte, then it’s been to get a coffee at most. I don’t know where he’s going to go, but I’ve signed a new contract at Juventus and I’m only thinking about the Bianconeri.’
The 28-year-old is seen by many as the prime target to replace departing captain John Terry, so it leaves the plans needing a major rethink.
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