Leonardo Bonucci responds to Chelsea transfer reports
The Juventus defender plays down talk of a move to Chelsea, insisting the reports about his future are 'gossip'
Leonardo Bonucci has branded talk of a move to Chelsea as “just gossip”.
The Italy international has been linked with a potential move to Premier League champions Chelsea in the summer transfer window.
Bonucci has been heavily linked with a move to the English capital in the summer as Antonio Conte looks to sign a long-term replacement for John Terry.
The 30-year-old moved to Juventus in 2011 when Conte was still in charge of the Serie A giants before going on to win three titles under the manager.
Bonucci has lost two Champions League finals since moving to Turin, including a 4-1 loss to La Liga giants Real Madrid in Cardiff earlier this month.
However, the Juventus star has now addressed the transfer speculation linking the defender with a move to Chelsea.
Asked about the reports suggesting his agent is in London to discuss a move to the Premier League champions, Bonucci said: “It’s just gossip from you.”
Chelsea won the Premier League title in their first season under Conte after the Italian replaced Guus Hiddink last summer.