Union Berlin and Lazio Tussling to Acquire Bonucci

Union Berlin are inching closer to capturing Leonardo Bonucci from Juventus. The defender is taking his time before accepting the move. He reportedly prefers an Italian destination. Lazio touched base, but the Bundesliga outfit are in the lead.

According to DAZN’s Orazio Accomando, the German side hopes to officialize the purchase by the end of the week. He’d join Robin Gosens, who recently arrived from Inter.

Per Relevo’s Matteo Moretto, Union Berlin desire to seal the Bonucci deal as soon as possible. The next 48 hours will be key to determining the deal’s outcome. The stalwart has been frozen out by Juventus at the beginning of the summer.

After being linked to Fiorentina and Ajax, Lazio lingered for the 36-year-old. Their pursuit is currently on hold, Sky informs. On the other hand, they could soon ship Mario Gila to Hellas Verona on loan. At that point, they’d need another man in the back. They haven’t been attached to other options besides the former Bianconeri captain. Samuel Iling could be part of the conversations with the German team, the outlet adds.

According to La Repubblica, despite the advances from Union Berlin, Bonucci still favors Lazio and will wait until they make their final call on him. Juventus could contribute to paying his wages to get rid of him.

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