Roma and Bonucci remain in close contact ahead of January transfer window 

Roma and former Juventus and Italy captain Leonardo Bonucci remain in close contact over a...

Roma and Bonucci remain in close contact ahead of January transfer window 

Roma and former Juventus and Italy captain Leonardo Bonucci remain in close contact over a potential move to the Stadio Olimpico in January according to reports on Sunday morning. 

Jose Mourinho and his team are in desperate and relatively immediate need of defensive reinforcements, with Chris Smalling out indefinitely and Evan Ndicka set for a significant spell away during the Africa Cup of Nations in mid-January. 

Bonucci, now 36 years old, has spent the last six months in Germany with Union Berlin, although the legendary former Bianconeri centre-back has been called upon for just seven out of 16 Bundesliga matches so far in 2023-24. 

Reports from multiple outlets suggest that Bonucci and Union could part ways in January and that a termination of contract, which runs until June 2024, is a growing possibility. 

Assuming that he were to become available on what would likely be a free transfer, Bonucci could be an ideal fit for Roma, who are still restricted in the market due to their financial situation. 

Il Corriere dello Sport report that the Giallorossi sporting director Tiago Pinto has been in contact with Bonucci’s entourage for over a week and that the club is working hard to bring him to Rome in the new year.