Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has denied he and Paulo Dybala were involved in a heated confrontation following the Champions League final earlier this month.
The Italian champions were thrashed 4-1 by Real Madrid in Cardiff as two Cristiano Ronaldo goals helped Zinedine Zidane’s side become the first team to defend the trophy in its current format.
Bonucci, who has been heavily linked with a summer move to Chelsea and a reunion with his former national team boss Antonio Conte, reportedly gave Dybala a dressing down at half-time and is said to have slapped him.
‘None of what was written, talked about or reconstructed is true,’ Bonucci posted on his official Facebook page.
‘With regards to what has been written over the last few days by some media sources regarding supposed rows and verbal clashes that might’ve involved me and other team-mates, I think the time has come to make one thing very clear.
‘There was no argument, let alone physical clashes regarding me or anyone else.
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‘The interval between the first and second halves of the UCL Final was an interval like many others were, I repeat, nothing happened.
‘These are the only words I intend to say with regards to this situation and I hope they will be the last.
‘In case they are not sufficient to clarify the situation and establish the truth, I will be ready to ask my lawyers to defend my good name and honourability.’