If things go as planned, Bonucci could be an AC Milan player before their trip to China.
Not only are the club about to finalise a deal for Leonardo Bonucci, they are about to finalise another. Donnarumma kept 12 clean sheets in Serie A last season and has the talent and temperament to become one of the world's best in his position.
Since then, City have spent £50m on John Stones, while Chelsea have splashed £32m on bringing Antonio Rudiger from Roma.
Bonucci, who started his career at Milan's city rivals Internazionale joined Juventus in 2010 and has won six Serie A titles with Juventus in the past six seasons.
Walker has had a few good seasons for Tottenham. "The news came like a bolt from the blue".
It has been an incredible summer for Milan thus far, and the Bonucci signing is the extremely sweet icing on the cake. With Alessio Romagnoli and Mateo Musacchio either side of him, the trio offer quality and composure on the ball to build from the back.
Dortmund defender Sokratis has emerged as a strong candidate to replace Bonucci and according to Italian outlet Calciomercato.it, they have made tentative approaches to test the waters.
Further forward, a midfield combination of Kessie and Biglia would theoretically be exceptionally balanced.
Either way, the Bonucci-to-Chelsea rumors can now be conclusively put to rest.
Bonucci's agent - already admitted that he and the player were working on securing a move away from Turin for the defender, and the Rossoneri have emerged as firm favourites to land the Italy international. Sure, there was some talk of lingering tension, but Bonucci has never shown signs of being anything but professional, and there was no reason to think it would be a major issue. "It's the head that gets the legs moving".
Even more shocking than his departure is the destination.
The future for Milan looks incredibly bright.