AC Milan captain Leonardo Bonucci has quashed rumours linking him with a move away from the San Siro.

The 31-year-old shocked Italian football last summer when he moved from a dominant Juventus after their sixth successive Serie A title (now seven).

There had been high hopes for Milan after they invested in the squad, but results were not reflected on the pitch. 

Leonardo Bonnuci has dismissed rumours he could leave AC Milan this summer 

Leonardo Bonnuci has dismissed rumours he could leave AC Milan this summer 

Leonardo Bonnuci has dismissed rumours he could leave AC Milan this summer 

After a disappointing 12 months, with Milan failing to qualify for the Champions League again, there have been rumours that Bonucci may seek pastures new, with Manchester United interested.

But the centre-back has moved to dismiss the notion he could depart the San Siro this summer and has committed to stay with the Rossoneri for the foreseeable future.

‘There is no problem whatsoever [at Milan],’ Bonucci told Sky Sport Italia. ‘I hope these rumours will be put to bed so we can build something important.

‘We’re aiming to return to the Champions League and to compete for big objectives.’

The centre-back was linked with Man United but has committed to stay at the San Siro

The centre-back was linked with Man United but has committed to stay at the San Siro

The centre-back was linked with Man United but has committed to stay at the San Siro

Milan could only muster a sixth place finish in the league last season and finished some way off rivals Inter.

Bonucci made 51 appearances in his first season but was unable to inspire his side in the way intended. 

He, like the rest of the Italian squad, will have the summer off as Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup. 

Milan’s largely Italian contingent could reap the benefits of a summer off as they prepare to mount a challenge for the top four.  

The news Bonucci will stay in Italy will be a blow to Man United though, as Jose Mourinho had been looking at the experienced leader to bolster his defence. 

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