A possibility to help push through the transfer would be the inclusion of Mattia De Sciglio in the deal. The full-back has been linked with a move to China, but Milan could use the 24-year-old as an addition to sweeten the deal.

Bonucci has previously played at the San Siro with Inter Milan but left the club in 2009 after failing to break into the first team. He then spent one season at Bari before joining Juventus, where he has played over 300 games and won six Serie A titles, three Coppas Italia and three Supercoppas Italiana.