Arsenal check on Bari pair

Image: Bonucci: Attracting interest

Bari have revealed that Arsenal sent scouts to watch Leonardo Bonucci and Andrea Ranocchia.

Bonucci and Ranocchia attracting interest

Bari have revealed that Arsenal sent scouts to watch Leonardo Bonucci and Andrea Ranocchia in action against AC Milan. Bari are currently 11th in the Serie A table but they have impressed defensively, conceding just four goals in seven matches. Young Italian centre-backs Bonucci and Ranocchia have earned rave reviews for their performances and a number of top clubs are understood to be interested. The Gunners checked on the progress of the pair as Bari claimed a creditable goalless draw away to Milan on 27th September. Bari sporting director Giorgio Perinetti confirmed: "For the game against AC Milan, Arsenal had a couple of scouts check on the central-defensive pairing of Bonucci and Ranocchia. "I guess it wasn't a wasted trip for them."

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