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Bonucci pushing for Juventus return, says AC Milan's Leonardo

Bonucci pushing for Juventus return, says AC Milan's Leonardo

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AC Milan captain Leonardo Bonucci appears ready to spurn reported interest from Paris Saint-Germain to pursue a move back to Juventus.

Leonardo Bonucci wants to return to Juventus just a year after a shock €42 million switch to San Siro, AC Milan sporting director Leonardo has confirmed.

Italy international Bonucci has been linked with both his former club and Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain following an underwhelming first season with the Rossoneri and as Leonardo looks to shake things up at Europe's fallen giants.

Juve have now emerged as his favoured destination, the 31-year-old having initiated discussions over a potential move back to Turin.

Leonardo revealed Milan were willing to do a deal and that the Bianconeri were not the only club he had spoken to about the defender.

"The [negotiations with Juve] started with the desire of Bonucci. If we can do it we will do it," he said.

"Everything started with his idea, a very calm and sensible idea. From there we will talk and see if it is possible.

"He is a player who arrived last year as a symbol of change. He was made captain right away, which is rare. It is not yet decided that he will go."

Bonucci's possible return to the Serie A champions prompted talk Gonzalo Higuain could head in the other direction.

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata is also believed to be in the sights of Milan along with Karim Benzema, although Leonardo insisted Financial Fair Play concerns complicated the chances of any large outlay.

"Every situation has a different formula," he said. "We are bound to FFP and I do not think it will be possible to make a big investment.

"This is the situation at the moment."

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