Manchester United have entered the transfer window with a bang, under Jose Mourinho.
Having already brought in Eric Bailly from Villareal, Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Borussia Dortmund and Zlatan Ibrahimovich on a free transfer.
There’s no doubt that the Portuguese manager isn’t done yet with the signing of Paul Pogba imminent and now the club are linked with another Juventus player in the shape of Leonardo Bonucci.
The Italian centre-back has been the subject of much discussion following an impressive Euro 2016 campaign that saw Bonucci score the penalty that took his country to penalties against world champions, Germany.
Despite then missing a penalty in the shootout, United have now joined the race to sign the 29-year-old and if the Red Devils were able to pull off this signing, they would become the favourites to lift the Premier League title next season.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, who guided Italy to the quarterfinal of Euro 2016, was understood to be keen to bring has fellow countryman to Stamford Bridge but the lack of Champions League football may have hindered the Blues’ chances.
No matter what happens between now and the end of the summer transfer window, the Old Trafford club will be a force next season with Mourinho leading them.
If the club were to complete the signing of Bonucci then surely the Red Devils have to be one of, if not the favourites to win the league next year, assuming they also complete the purchase of Pogba.
A defensive line consisting of Italians, Matteo Darmian and Leonardo Bonucci, alongside Englishmen, Chris Smalling and Luke Shaw would be a frighteningly tough wall to break down.
With strong backup from Phil Jones and Eric Bailly, along with a host of young defenders, including Timothy Fosu-Mensah, United will have depth and quality in abundance.
The signing of Bonucci could also spell the end for a number of other United players, with Daley Blind and Marcos Rojo looking increasingly likely to be overlooked by Mourinho.
United’s competition for the defender comes from their fierce rivals, Manchester City who will have no trouble in matching them financially.