Blow for Arsenal and Tottenham! Real Madrid line up big-money bid for Juventus star

first_img1 Leonardo Bonucci in action for Italy Real Madrid have lined up a big-money bid to land Arsenal and Tottenham target Leonardo Bonucci.The Juventus defender has been identified as a key summer transfer acquisition for new boss Rafael Benitez, who knows the 28-year-old well from his time spent in charge of Napoli in Serie A.Benitez is thought to have told president Florentino Perez that he wants to see the former Inter player in a Madrid shirt next season.The Italian international is also wanted by Arsene Wenger’s men and Spurs but is set to decide shortly whether his future lies in Italy, Spain or England.However the Premier League duo will have to move quickly if they want to land the commanding centre-back as it is claimed by Tuttosport that Madrid’s hierarchy will meet representatives from Juve in Spain next week to force through a deal worth £25m.Bonucci, who made 52 appearances last term and scored four goals, helped Juve to a league and cup domestic double and a successful run through to the Champions League final.last_img read more