Lazio Set to Launch Last-Ditch Bid to Sign Leonardo Bonucci

Lazio will reportedly make a last-ditch attempt to sign wantaway Juventus center-back Leonardo Bonucci. According to Corriere dello Sport via Tuttojuve, Maurizio Sarri’s men are ready to offer the veteran defender a one-year contract at the Stadio Olimpico.

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri has deemed the 36-year-old surplus to requirements. However, despite putting their long-serving captain up for sale, the Italians couldn’t find him a new home yet. With time running out, the Turin giants have become desperate, but Lazio could come to their aid.

Lazio’s interest in Bonucci isn’t today’s news. Sarri has identified the Italy international as a potential short-term option at the back. Though Lazio are ready to provide the aging start with an escape route from the Allianz Stadium, they’ve failed to piece together a tangible bid thus far.

With the transfer window entering the final stages, Lazio have decided to accelerate their pursuit. Juventus won’t stand in their way, but they must convince the player to give his go-ahead. It’s understood that Bonucci had received a lucrative proposal from Union Berlin earlier this week.

Since he preferred to stay in Serie A, the Germans pulled out of the race, clearing the path for Lazio. Claudio Lotito must persuade Bonucci to take a salary cut to facilitate his switch to the capital. As things stand, it’s the only sticking point left in negotiations.

Bonucci’s arrival could prove a decent coup for Lazio, given their proneness to conceding cheap goals.

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