Rumoured Manchester United and Chelsea target Leonardo Bonucci has reportedly handed in a transfer request at Serie A giants AC Milan.
Bonucci only made the switch to San Siro a seven-year stay at Italian champions Juventus last summer, however, the club’s financial issues and expulsion from European competition have led Italian centre-back to consider exit from AC Milan.
The Daily Express suggested that the 31-year-old has asked Italian giants to let him leave the team during the current transfer window, with the Premier League teams are believed ot be interested in his services.
The Red Devils are in the market for a new defender and have been strongly linked with a move for Tottenham Hotspur centre-backToby Alderweireld, although the lack of progress in negotiations could force Jose Mourinho to look elsewhere to strengthen his defensive area.
Jose Mourinho is believed to be a long-term admirer of Bonucci, however, United will face stiff competition from Chelsea.
New Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri plans to build a squad that will be capable to compete for Premier League title next season and Bonucci has been one of the names in his shortlist this summer.
Chelsea stopper Thibaut Courtois has reportedly agreed on terms with La Liga giants Real Madrid and is in Spain waiting for the Blues to give him a green light his transfer, according to the Spanish sources.
The 26-year-old is out of contract next season and free to leave, with the Blues set to cash in after he refused to sign a long-term contract.
And now Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws reported that former Atletico Madrid keeper is set to’ move back to the Spanish capital.
The 26-year-old will earn £11.5million per season at Real Madrid, a significant increase on his £7.2m-a-year salary at Chelsea.
He is currently holidaying in Tenerife and waiting for a phone call from the West London club.
Belgian keeper is ready and waiting for the go-ahead to fly from Tenerife to Madrid and pass the medical.
Chelsea want to sign a replacement for Belgian keeper and their top target Alisson is likely to sign for Liverpool meaning that they will have to look elsewhere to get the deal done.
Courtois could be joined by Chelsea teammate Eden Hazard at Santiago Bernabeu with the Los Blancos have been also in talks with the representatives of 27-year-old forward.
Liverpool have reportedly been successful with their £66.8m bid for AS Roma goalkeeper Alisson according to the reports from Italy.
Chelsea and Real Madrid have also been rumoured with an approach for the 25-year-old Brazilian keeper who has been on the verge to become Liverpool’s club record signing.
Chelsea meanwhile have been in danger to lose Thibaut Courtois as Belgian star has agreed on personal terms with European champions Real Madrid.
Earlier on Wednesday, it was reported that Liverpool have upped their efforts to sign Brazilian keeper, who has been identified as Klopp’s No.1 transfer target since Champions League final.
According to BBC Sport, Roma have opted to accept Liverpool’s £66.8m offer for their star player despite their desire to keep Brazilian at Stadio Olimpico.
Manager Jurgen Klopp has publicly backed Loris Karius, however, it appears that the German keeper will at least be relegated to the substitutes’ should Alisson sign for Liverpool.
Alisson has spent the last two campaigns at the Stadio Olimpico, with making a total 64 appearances in all competitions.