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.