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In the near future will be the extension of the contract Leonardo Bonucci from Juventus, according to Football Italia. According to the publication, the 29-year-old has expressed a desire to remain at the Turin club until the end of his career.
The new agreement will last until 2021. The salary of the defender will increase from €3.5 million per season to €5 million plus bonuses. The parties were to discuss some details of the contract.
Earlier, The Telegraph reported that the head coach “Chelsea” Antonio Conte plans in the winter to strengthen the team Bonucci. According to the source, the owner of club Roman Abramovich has allocated for the purchase of the player’s £60 million (€68 million).
If the transfer has taken place, Bonucci would be the most expensive defender in football history. In 2014, PSG paid for the Brazilian defender of Chelsea David Luiz £50 million (€62 million at the exchange rate at the time). This summer, the South American returned to the London club for £30 million In the case of the transition Bonucci two of the most expensive defender in the world would play in the same team.
Bonucci started his career in Milan “inter”, which in 2006 became the champion of Italy. The Milan club twice gave him in in the “Treviso” and “Pisa”. The season 2009/2010, the defender held in Bari, and then moved to Juventus, which is still.
In Turin, Bonucci won five League titles in Serie A, three of them under the guidance of Conte. For the Italian national team, which Conte led before moving to Chelsea, Bonucci had 63 matches and scored four goals.
Euro 2016 Italy out of the group in the first place by defeating Belgium (1:0) and Sweden (1:0) and losing to Ireland (0:1). In the 1/8 finals Antonio Conte’s side beat the current Champions of Europe the Spaniards (2:0). In the quarterfinals of the Italian team on penalties lost to Germany (1:1, pen. 5:6). In the 78th minute of normal time Bonucci equalised with a penalty, but the penalty shootout was not able to beat German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.
Chelsea this season is not performing in European competitions, as last season finished in the Premier League only in tenth place. In the standings of the English Premier League this season the London club ranks fifth after eight rounds. From leading Manchester city, the team Conte is behind by three points.