Juventus' Leonardo Bonucci Dropped After Falling Out With Max Allegri
Don't get too excited just yet Chelsea fans, but Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci could be looking for a new club this summer, after being dropped following a row with manager Max Allegri.
Italy centre-back Bonucci is regarded by many to be the best player in the world in his position currently, and he was strongly linked with a mammoth £50 million transfer to Stamford Bridge last summer.
Juventus ended up hanging on to the 29-year-old but it seems he could be heading for the exit door after all, after it was revealed he won't be played in the Champions League last-16 first-leg clash against Porto in Portugal tomorrow night:
What a fallout! Gazzetta reporting Bonucci out of squad after quarrel with Allegri last Friday.- Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) February 21, 2017
If confirmed, totally out of blue
Reports from Turin that Leonardo Bonucci would be left in the stands for Champions League clash with Porto after row with Allegri on weekend- Ed Malyon (@eaamalyon) February 21, 2017
Bonucci has been named in Allegri's 23 man squad for the trip to Portugal, but isn't expected to start and will instead watch on from the bench
Of course, Chelsea's defence has been absolutely solid for most of this season, and the London club look almost certain to win the Premier League in May.
But you can bet your bottom dollar that Antonio Conte will be after Bonucci again next summer if he remains on the sidelines at the Serie A club.
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