Pjanic for Arthur or no Barca deal – USA DAILY NEWS

Pjanic for Arthur or no Barca deal

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Despite the Spanish reports of a deal involving Nelson Semedo, Sky Sport Italia insist Miralem Pjanic will only join Barcelona if Arthur Melo goes to Juventus.

Spanish newspaper Sport claimed this afternoon that the Bianconeri had agreed to hand over Pjanic, plus Mattia De Sciglio and €25m cash in exchange for Semedo.

Not only are the figures improbable, but multiple Italian reports point out Juve are not particularly interested in Semedo either.

Sky Sport Italia transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio said this evening that the only Barcelona player Juventus are prepared to accept in exchange for Pjanic is Arthur.

That seems unlikely, as the Brazilian has repeatedly announced his intention to stay at Camp Nou and won’t listen to any other offers.

Pjanic is still on the market, with Manchester United – Paul Pogba – and Paris Saint-Germain – Leandro Paredes – proposing exchange deals of their own for the Bosnian.

The Bianconeri value Pjanic at around €30-40m, so would not use him plus De Sciglio and €25m cash for Semedo.

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