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Rossoneri Round-up for 16 May: Leonardo Bonucci reportedly wanted by Manchester United

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Well, this comes as somewhat of a surprise.

Rumour has it that Jose Mourinho wants Milan defender Leonardo Bonucci at Old Trafford to bolster the defence of Manchester United.

Given the nature of Milan’s finances coupled with underachievement this season, there will be lots of rumours like this in the press. Will most of them come to pass? Doubtfully, but you never know. It’s still hard to believe that Bonucci would be leaving Italy at this point in his career, however.

On to the links.

AC Milan and Italian Football Links

Milan Sporting Director Massimilliano Mirabelli has claimed that the arrival of former Liverpool and Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina does not mean that young keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma will be on his way from Milan. Okay, sure, whatever. [AC Milan Offside]

Rumour has it that Donnarumma and PSG’s Edison Cavani could switch teams . []

Villarreal are reportedly asking for a lower price to get a deal done for their on-loan Milan player Carlos Bacca. []

World Football Links

Chris Houghton signed a new deal that will keep him at Brighton & Hove Albion until 2021. []

Aston Villa are headed to Wembley for the Championship playoff final after defeating Middlesbrough. [7500 To Holte]

Watford FC file complaint over Everton’s links to Marco Silva, who they sacked earlier in the season. Can’t make this stuff up. [Sky Sports]

Both Joe Hart and Jack Wilshere are reportedly out of England’s World Cup squad. []

Sporting CP players and staff were attacked by intruders at the team’s training ground. [The Guardian]