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Stunning Move As Milan Sign Leonardo Bonucci

AC Milan have had a remarkable summer transfer window, and the arrival of Italy international defender Leonardo Bonucci from Juventus for €40m could be the best signing yet.

The best defender in world football has signed a five-year contract at the San Siro worth a reported €10 per season, in a move that has stunned Italian football.

So why did Juve, let the 30-year-old Bonucci leave? Well it appears that all those stories about his strained relationship with coach Massimiliano Allegri and the dressing room bust-up at half-time in the Champions League final in Cardiff were more than just stories. They were actually true.

The Bonucci signing is the latest move in what has been an incredible summer of investment by the clubs new Chinese owners. They have already spent more than £100m on new players.

Portuguese forward Andre Silva has joined from Porto, with Turkey midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu moving from Bayer Leverkusen and Swiss full-back Ricardo Rodriguez arriving from Wolfsburg.

Italian striker Fabio Borini, Mateo Musacchio, Andrea Conti and Franck Kessie have also been brought in ahead of the 2017-18 season, while Lazio’s Argentine captain Lucas Biglia is rumoured to be close to joining Milan as well.

Add in the fact that the seven-time European champions were able to persuade 18-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, the best young goalkeeper in world football, to agree to a contract extension that will keep him at the San Siro until 2021 and the news just keeps getting better and better for Milan fans.

Have all these signings been enough for Milan to seriously challenge Juventus this season for the title? Not sure, but they once again in the conversation along with Roma and Napoli.