The coast is clear for one of the biggest 2017 summer transfer moves following reports in Italy that Leonardo Bonucci’s move from Juventus to Milan is now practically a done deal.

The centre-back is expected to sign a five-year deal in the coming hours as AC Milan continue to show intent with their huge summer acquisitions.

Milan have already spent more than £100m on new players, including André Silva (from Porto, £33.5m), Ricardo Rodriguez (from Wolfsburg, £13.2m), Hakan Calhanoglu (from Bayer Leverkusen, £22m), Andrea Conti (from Atalanta, £21.1m) and Mateo Musacchio (Villarreal, £15m).

Bonucci, who started his career at Milan’s city rivals Internazionale, has won the Italian league title six years in a row and claimed the Italian Cup three times in seven years.

He has reached two Champions League finals during his time in Turin, losing both, against Barcelona in 2015 and against Real Madrid in June.

It’s expected he’ll sign his contract in the coming hours, so he could fly out to China with the rest of the squad for pre-season.