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MILAN (AP) — Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci is close to completing a transfer from Juventus to rival AC Milan that could signal a shift in the balance of power in Serie A.

When Bonucci arrived at Milan's offices Friday to sign the expected deal, his car was surrounded by Rossoneri fans.

Milan will reportedly pay a 40 million euro ($45 million) transfer fee to Juventus and sign Bonucci to a five-year contract worth up to 10 million euros ($11 million) per season, including bonuses.

Having helped Juventus to a record six straight Serie A titles, the 30-year-old Bonucci is considered Italy's top center back.

Milan is stepping up its bid to win a first Serie A title since 2011.

It recently signed Andre Silva from Porto, Ricardo Rodriguez (Wolfsburg), Franck Kessie and Andrea Conti (Atalanta), Mateo Musacchio (Villarreal), Fabio Borini (Sunderland) and Hakan Calhanoglu (Bayer Leverkusen).

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