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Manchester City agree personal terms with star defender, bid for Serie A winger rejected

Manchester City new boss Pep Guardiola wants to spend his way to the top of the league, judging by his transfer activity. The Spaniard has already secured the services of Ilkay Gundogan and Nolito, but he wants more world-class players at the club.

According to reports from various sources including Tuttosport (via Football-Italia), the Sky Blues are ready to offer £51.2 million to Juventus for Leonardo Bonucci.

However, there are reports that also claim that the Bianconeri don’t want to sell the Italian defender. Nevertheless, the Citizens have offered him a five-year deal with £6.8 million per year wages.

Tancredi Palmari, an Italian journalist who works for beIN Sports, CNN, and La Gazzetta dello Sport, even goes as far as to say the 29-year-old Italian international has accepted personal terms with City, meaning it’s down to Juve to decide on the transfer fee.

The same reports claims the Italian club will discuss a contract renewal with Bonucci, which would potentially raise his wages at the Turin club.

Meanwhile, the Sky Blues have had a £14.9 million bid for Torino wing-back Bruno Peres turned down but, according to reports from the Italian outlets La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Italian club are holding out for £17.1 million.

On top of that, City have set their sights on Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo as the man to replace Joe Hart, having dropped their interest in the Chile international’s club-mate Marc-Andre Ter Stegen - according to a report by Mundo Deportivo via The Sun.

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