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AC Milan finalise deal for defender Leonardo Bonucci

AC Milan sign Leonardo Bonucci from rivals Juventus on a five-year deal, as they strengthen their position as European football's biggest spenders of the summer.

AC Milan have officially signed centre-back Leonardo Bonucci from Serie A rivals Juventus on a five-year deal.

The Rossoneri reached an agreement to land the Italy international last week and, after passing a medical and agreeing personal terms, he is now officially a Milan player.

Bonucci won six Serie A titles and three Coppas Italia across his seven years in Turin, making over 300 appearances for the club during that time, the last of which came in the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid in May.

Milan boss Vincenzo Montella, who has spent more money than any other manager in European football this summer, believes that he has landed one of the game's top central defenders.

"He is a player with international experience," he told the club's official website. "Technically, I think that he and Sergio Ramos are the strongest central defenders in the world. Coaching him is a dream come true".

Milan have also brought in Hakan Calhanoglu, Andre Silva, Andrea Conti, Mateo Musacchio, Ricardo Rodriguez, Lucas Biglia and Antonio Donnarumma during the summer transfer window.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Juventus88001851324
2Napoli86021510518
3Inter Milan8512126616
4Lazio8503119215
5Sampdoria8422124814
6Roma84221610614
7Fiorentina8413146813
8SassuoloSassuolo84131514113
9Parma8413109113
10AC Milan73311510512
11Torino833299012
12Genoa74031214-212
13CagliariCagliari823369-39
14SPALSPAL8305610-49
15Udinese8224810-28
16Bologna8215410-67
17Atalanta BCAtalanta8134911-26
18Empoli8125510-55
19FrosinoneFrosinone8017321-181
20AC Chievo VeronaChievo8026619-13-1

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