Juventus have knocked back a big money offer from Chelsea for their defender Leonardo Bonucci and have no plans to sell the Italy international this summer.

Incoming Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is keen to add a defender to his squad ahead of the new season and he is a big fan of Bonucci, who he managed at Juventus and is currently working with for Italy.

Chelsea have been reportedly interested in the player for the last few months and it seems, on the behest of their new manager, they have made a concrete move to try and snare the defender away from Juventus.

According to Italian broadcaster Rai Sport, the west Londoners tabled a €50m bid for the Juventus man in recent days, but have met with resistance from the Italian champions.

Despite the size of it, the Bianconeri have rebuffed the offer and have no plans to sell the 29-year-old defender to Chelsea during the summer transfer window.  


They are looking to further strengthen their defence, rather than allow one of their most important defenders to move to England in the coming months.

Bonucci joined the Italian champions from Bari in 2010 and has clocked up 274 appearances for the club over the last six seasons.

He has a contract until 2020 with the club.