On Tuesday, Italian media was all abuzz that Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci committed his future to the Serie A giants and thus spurned an offer to join Bayern Munich. So, this was a thing? Why are we just hearing about it now that he's "turned Bayern down"?
In fact, Tuttosport currently has some German on their website to emphasize the news.
Again, I ask you, "This was a thing?"
Bonucci is a very good defender and is 27 years old, so you can see why it's not out of the realm of possibility that FC Bayern would be interested in bringing him to Munich. With Dante, Jerome Boateng, and Mehdi Benatia playing regularly at the moment and Holger Badstuber recovering from a thigh injury, there doesn't seem to be a lot of room for Bonucci in Munich.
However, perhaps Pep Guardiola wants to be as secure as he possibly can be with his defense and feels the need for another central player. If that were the case, wouldn't it then make sense to make a run at someone like Bonucci who normally plays in a three back system in Turin?
Anyway, for his part in all of this, Bonucci sent out this tweet today.
Si è scritto e detto tanto sulla mia situazione. Io sto bene alla Juve. Penso solo al campo e a vincere con quest... http://t.co/okngbvoUMy— Leonardo Bonucci (@bonucci_leo19) December 2, 2014
Yes, that link does take you to a website called SportsLobster.com, and this is the first time that I'm hearing of such a place. There, Bonucci released a statement basically committing his future to Juventus.
So, at the end of the day, Bayern may have missed out on a player that they were interested in bringing to Munich according to a few Italian papers.