Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has confirmed he started having English lessons last year but dismissed suggestions he is about to move to a Premier League club.
Bonucci has been linked with Chelsea and Manchester City, and speculation over his future escalated after a touchline row with Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri, which led to him being dropped for the 2-0 first-leg win over Porto in the Champions League round of 16.
The 29-year-old claims to have made amends with Allegri, and when asked about his situation following Juve’s 1-1 draw at Udinese – in which he scored his side’s equaliser – he insisted he wants to honour his contract.
“It’s all the same as before,” he told Sky Sports Italia. “I continue to fight for Juve and when needed I can contribute with a goal.
“I am owned by the club. I have a contract with Juve to 2021 and feel important for the team, so I don’t see why there has to be a problem.