Miralem Pjanic is not interested in a move to the London giants and is targeting a comeback to Juventus, according to reports in Spain. Bosnia international joined the Blaugrana in a €60m deal last summer which saw Brazilian midfielder Arthur move in the opposite direction.
But Miralem has struggled to make an impact in his debut campaign at Barcelona, starting only six matches in La Liga and another six games in the UCL. Pjanic is now understood to be keen on leaving Barcelona this summer and the Blues are among the clubs who have registered their interest.
Last month, it was claimed that the London giants had made an approach to Barcelona to discuss a potential deal for the 31-year-old midfielder at the end of the season. But the Bosnian midfielder’s preference would be to come back to Serie A where he would link back up with Massimiliano Allegri at the Old Lady.
Miralem was a key figure in Allegri’s midfield at Bianconeri and reports in Italy are now claiming that the new Juve manager is keen on bringing back the midfielder before the start of the next campaign. Bianconeri, however, are looking to re-sign the footballer on a loan deal but Blaugrana’s preference is for a permanent sale.
When asked about his future at Barcelona in March, Pjanic said: ‘I did not sign for Barca to leave the following year. ‘I signed to make history at a club that had been on my path for many years.’ Blaugrana, meanwhile, are already looking to bring in Georginio Wijnaldum on a free transfer from Liverpool.