Revealed: Buffon gave green light to Bonucci's AC Milan move

Revealed: Buffon gave green light to Bonucci's AC Milan move

Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci is close to completing a transfer from Juventus to rival AC Milan that could signal a shift in the balance of power in Serie A.

"I am happy for Bonucci, it was a surprising transfer, but he is a great player and I'm sure he'll improve our game".

The Rossoneri have spent 211m euros so far in the off-season, with Lucas Biglia undergoing his medical on Saturday and reports that another stiker is also being targeted.

Leonardo Bonucci
GETTY Leonardo Bonucci has signed for AC Milan

The 30-year-old will reportedly earn 10 million euros a season, which would make him the highest paid player in Serie A. "This operation generates a positive economic effect of about € 39.5 million", claimed Juventus' official website.

"I don't believe in club symbols, as they are all professionals". However, the Italian decided to stay in his home country and will now try to replicate his resounding success with the Turin based club in Milan.

It recently signed Andre Silva from Porto, Ricardo Rodriguez (Wolfsburg), Franck Kessie and Andrea Conti (Atalanta), Mateo Musacchio (Villarreal), Fabio Borini (Sunderland) and Hakan Calhanoglu (Bayer Leverkusen).