According to Tuttosport, Massimiliano Allegri called Barcelona midfielder Miralem Pjanic, pushing for his return to Turin, but the 31-year-old must take a pay cut to play for Juventus again.

Pjanic joined Barcelona in a swap deal with Arthur one year ago, but the former Roma midfielder failed to score a goal or deliver an assist in 30 appearances with the Catalans last term.

A return to Juventus is on the cards, with Massimiliano Allegri who suggested a ‘right-footed free-kick taker’ could move to Turin this summer.

According to Tuttosport, the Italian tactician has recently called the 31-year-old who is willing to return to Turin.

However, Juventus can’t afford his €9m-a-year wages, so Pjanic would need to take a pay cut to move to the Allianz Stadium.

Barcelona would let Pjanic leave for free but don’t want to pay a penny of his salary.

The two clubs will discuss Pjanic during their upcoming meeting on August 8 at the Gamper Trophy.

Meantime, Juventus remain in talks with Sassuolo over Manuel Locatelli, who is the Bianconeri’s transfer priority this summer.

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