Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola still holds a strong interest in signing AC Milan defender Leonardo Bonucci. The 30-year-old is still highly thought of by Guardiola and a move could happen this summer.

According to Premium Sport, Bonucci could depart the San Siro after one season in Milan should the club fail to achieve Champions League football for next year. The Italy international joined Milan from Juventus for €42million despite rejecting a move to City in 2016.

Even though Bonucci rejected City’s advances, the opportunity to move to Manchester City could finally happen as Milan remain seven points off the top four in Serie A and Bonucci is keen to return to Europe’s premier competition.

The news could come as a shock for City supporters as many believed the signing of Aymeric Laporte in January seemingly tied up City’s purchases in central-defence for the foreseeable future.

However, with injury concerns always looming over club captain Vincent Kompany and the uncertainty surrounding John Stones, a move for Bonucci could have been decided by Guardiola and his coaching staff in the recent past.

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