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Manchester United could be looking to sign AC Milan defender Leonardo Bonucci according to Yahoo Sport (h/t The Express).

The Milan giants could be barred from European competition next season due to their transgressions regarding the financial fair play rules. Additionally, their sixth-place finish in the league last season could see them sell off a few players.

United want to take advantage of this situation as Jose Mourinho wants to shore up the defence. He has earmarked the Italian defender as the man for the job.

Bonucci had only moved to Milan last season from Juventus for a fee of £35.1m but things have not gone right for the side that spent big to bring in players such as Hakan Calhanoglu and Andre Silva.

The 31-year-old certainly has a lot of experience and is world-class when it comes to the defensive aspects of the game. But he is not a long-term answer to our problems at the back as he would just have a couple of years of quality football left in him.

It would be tough to pry the player away from Italy as he’s spent his entire playing career there and the Premier League is a completely different beast to handle when compared to the Serie A.

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However, as we have seen with the Zlatan Ibrahimovic signing, if there is anyone who could make this signing work, it is Jose Mourinho.