Juventus travel to Barcelona for tomorrow’s Gamper trophy and are ready to enter talks with the Blaugrana over Miralem Pjanic.
La Gazzetta dello Sport reports the Bosnia international’s possible return is not an alternative to Manuel Locatelli, but that the idea is to bring both to the Allianz Stadium.
Massimiliano Allegri’s return to Juventus has fuelled the rumours of a return for Pjanic, who joined Barcelona after one season with Maurizio Sarri in 2019-20.
Barcelona could, according to the report, be willing to let Pjanic leave on a free transfer, but the former Roma midfielder would have to give up on a three-year deal.
The newspaper claims the other alternative is a two-year loan deal, but that Juventus can’t even reach half of the player’s salary at Camp Nou.
Barca should take care of the rest, helping to pay parts of the wage and Pjanic, on his part, must give up some of the money.
The report continues to claim the distances between Juventus’ offer and Sassuolo’s demand for Locatelli are instead unchanged.
Juventus consider the €32m offered to be a fair price for the former Milan midfielder, whilst the Neroverdi are waiting for a new bid, as the Bianconeri are hoping to secure both men this summer.