Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci arrives to seal AC Milan switch
Leonardo Bonucci arrived at AC Milan's headquarters on Friday ahead of a proposed transfer from Juventus.
Bonucci, 30, was greeted by several hundred Milan fans who had been waiting since the Italy defender said goodbye to his teammates in Turin earlier in the day and set off down the A4 motorway to reach the Lombardy capital.
An agreement between the two clubs over a fee believed to be €40 million was reportedly struck in the early hours of the morning, paving the way for one of the most unexpected transfers in recent Serie A history.
Only a few weeks ago, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said that Bonucci would be the "leader of the Juventus dressing room."
That no longer seems the case, however, with Bonucci now in Milan for a medical and to discuss personal terms, which could reportedly make him Serie A's highest-paid player amid suggestions of a €7.5m annual contract.
Bonucci has won Serie A in each of the last six seasons with Juve, and also won the league title with Milan's city rivals Inter in 2006.
Ben Gladwell reports on Serie A, the Italian national team and the Bundesliga for ESPN FC, UEFA and the Press Association. @UEFAcomBenG.