Ryan Ross Date: 26th May 2014 at 4:18pm
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Juventus centre back Leonardo Bonucci has emerged as a summer transfer target for French club AS Monaco and it appears the Monegasques could make the Italian international one of their top targets of the upcoming transfer window.

Reports emerged in La Gazzetta dello Sport suggesting the Ligue 1 side, who finished second last season, could contact reigning Italian champions Juventus in an attempt to seal a deal for Bonucci.

It is unclear whether the Bianconeri would be willing to let Bonucci go however, and they are yet to respond to Monaco’s alleged interest.

If he were to depart, the Italian defender would compete with veterans Ricardo Carvalho and Eric Abidal for a first team place.

Bonucci is currently with the Italian national side preparing for the upcoming World Cup where he is expected to feature for Cesare Prandelli’s side alongside Juventus teammates Andrea Barzagli and Giorgio Chiellini.

Bonucci has made 119 appearances for the Bianconeri since joining from Bari in 2010 for €15.5 million and has scored on six occasions.