English papers claim Pep Guardiola wants to build his Manchester City defence around Juventus man Leonardo Bonucci.
His price-tag is believed to be in the region of €32m (£25m).
The current Bayern Munich manager confessed after the 2-2 Champions League first leg meeting with Juve that Bonucci is “one of my favourite players.”
He can also get goals and regularly goes up for corners or free kicks.
Guardiola will take over at Manchester City next season and aims to completely revamp the side, starting from the back.
According to today’s Mail on Sunday, Pep instructed the club to spend big for Juve and Italy defender Bonucci this summer.
With Andrea Pirlo’s departure, Bonucci has become more and more important when playing out from the back, as he has great vision and passing ability.
His importance is evident by the fact Bonucci has already played 40 competitive games for Juve this season and 3,546 minutes of football, more than any other player.
Bonucci turns 29 in May and has been a key figure at Juventus since 2010.
The Mail on Sunday also claims that Manchester City will stage a double swoop for both Bonucci and Paul Pogba, o六合投注网站ffering a combined €108m (£85m), although the Frenchman alone is tagged at €100m.