Bonucci completes Milan switch

20 July 2017 16:38:34 EST

AC Milan have continued their summer spending by signing Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci from Juventus for a reported fee in excess of £35m.

Bonucci, 30, has signed a five-year deal with the 18-time Serie A champions, taking Milan's spending to £160m this summer.

Bonucci joins Mateo Musacchio, Ricardo Rodriguez, Franck Kessie, Hakan Calhanoglu and Fabio Borini in securing a switch to the San Siro so far this summer.

AC Milan have also signed Andre Silva, Andrea Conti, Antonio Donnarumma - brother of first-choice goalkeeper Gianluigi - and Lucas Biglia ahead of the new season.

Technically, I think that he and Sergio Ramos are the strongest central defenders in the world.

Vincenzo Montella

Massimiliano Allegri's Juventus have won the league for the last six years, as well as the last three Coppa Italia trophies, and Milan are more determined than ever to puncture that dominance.

Coach Vincenzo Montella hailed the arrival of Bonucci, believing he has secured one of the world's best central defenders.

"Technically, I think that he and Sergio Ramos are the strongest central defenders in the world," Montella told the AC Milan website.

Bonucci's move means he becomes the world's most expensive player aged 30 or over, surpassing the £22.5m Roma paid Fiorentina for striker Gabriel Batistuta in 2000.

Juve meanwhile completed the signing of full-back Mattia de Sciglio, 24, from Milan for a fee believed to be just more than £10m.

Juventus are 5/6 to win Serie A next season, while AC Milan can be backed at 25/1 for Scudetto success, something they have not tasted since 2010/11.

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