Both clubs will change manager this summer – Manchester City have already confirmed the appointment of Pep Guardiola whilst Antonio Conte is leading the race for the Chelsea hot seat – and their next gaffers are both big fans of the Italy international.
Indeed, Bonucci won three Serie A titles under Conte during their three seasons together at Juventus and Bayern boss Guardiola recently said of the 28-year-old centre-back; “Bonucci has always been one of my favourite players.”
The Citizens and the Blues are both expected to shake up the hearts of their defence in the coming transfer window; Martin Demichelis, Nicolas Otamendi and Eliaquim Mangala have failed to prove effective partners to Vincent Kompany whilst legendary skipper John Terry looks set to leave Stamford Bridge on a free transfer; and consequentially, the Italian media has linked both clubs with the 53-cap international.
Calcio Mercato – who cite fellow Italian outlet Gazzetta Dello Sport – claim the Premier League duo could both launch bids for Bonucci during the summer. Under contract until 2020 after agreeing new terms in the summer, however, the Serie A champions are under no immediate obligation to sell.