Chelsea will reportedly offer Juventus $45 million for Italy defender

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Reports are circulating that Chelsea have agreed to personal terms with Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci to the tune of a $113,000 a week raise.

Now, the Blues will have to sort out Juventus’ price, having once been rebuffed according to reports and now going back to The Old Lady with a $45 million offer.

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The 29-year-old center back stands 6-foot-3 and has been dominant for club and country. He’s won five-straight Serie A titles with Juve, the first three under new Chelsea boss Antonio Conte.

From GazettaWorld.com:

According to The Sun, a three-year deal worth roughly €170,000 per season has been put on the table by Chelsea and has even been accepted by Bonucci and his agent.

As part of his current deal with the Bianconeri, Bonucci currently earns in the region of €70,000 per week on a deal that runs until 2020, meaning any move to Chelsea would represent a considerable wage increase.

That’s a couple hundred weeks of making more than $100,000 more for Bonucci, who will certainly be ready for the raise if not the departure. If true, your move Juventus.