BONUCCI RESPONDS TO CHELSEA RUMOURS

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Since his reported bust-up with Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri, Leonardo Bonucci has been linked with a move to Chelsea to team up with old boss, Antonio Conte.

Last week, the Italy international was dropped from the matchday squad for Juventus’ Champions League clash with Porto after he was involved in a heated row with Massimiliano Allegri four days earlier.

Bonucci has apologised to Allegri for his part in the bust-up and has been restored to the starting XI.

He then revealed that a move away from the club will be up to the manager and the club.

“I don’t know if the coach will go to the Premier League,” said the 29-year-old.

“But I am owned by the club until 2021 and the club decides whether to sell me or not. I hope to honour the contract.”

He then revealed things are getting better since clearing the air with Allegri.

“After clearing the air, things are going better than they were before,” said Bonucci.

“For anything negative that happens, you must always draw something positive out of it. The best thing about this incident is that it has solidified the group even more.

“It was a trampoline for us to get even more in the right frame of mind and physical shape for the season’s run-in.

“What happened on the eve of the game in Porto was useful for me, for the dressing room and for everybody.”

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