City have suffered the indignity of a series of high profile transfer flops at centre back.
£32 million signing Eliaquim Mangala was an unmitigated disaster, and £50 million John Stones has been shaky.
The same can be said for Nicolas Otamendi, a £34 million signing from Valencia.
City would have to break the bank for Bonucci, but the Italian comes with a proven track record.
Bossing the Juventus back line for a number of years alongside Giorgio Chiellini, the Italian has proven class.
Multiple titles and cup wins in Italy, as well as a Champions League Final appearance last season, Bonucci has the experience of a winner, something City are crying out for.
Guardiola has been brought into the club to win silverware, and he needs players in his squad who know who to do so.
If City can convince the player to quit his native Italy, then the Manchester club have got to be one of the favourites for next year’s title.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!