Juventus and Barcelona May Have Trouble Swapping Pjanic and Melo


Report in Italy says Juventus is working on alternatives if a swap deal with FC Barcelona that includes Arthur Melo and Miralem Pjanic doesn’t come off.

Pjanic, 30, wants to move to Barça but Arthur, 23, isn’t interested in going in any direction other than Barcelona. The Brazilian has made it clear that he would like to stay at Camp Nou.

Tuttosport reports that Juve is also keen on Leandro Paredes from Paris Saint-Germain and Jorginho from Chelsea, with Pjanic as a bait in both deals as well.

According to the reports, Arthur is the preferred option for the Italian side. However, his desire to stay at Barça might force them on to Paredes or Jorginho.

Juve wants to move into on a bigger role for Rodrigo Bentancur and wants Arthur, a younger player, to play alongside him. Barça is keen to offer other players for Pjanic but Ivan Rakitic and Arturo Vidal do not fulfil the criteria set out by Juventus.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here