Barcelona struggle to sell Miralem Pjanic with Juventus backing away

Barcelona president Joan Laporta is keen on making more sales this summer as despite letting six-time Ballon d’Or winner, Lionel Messi, join Paris Saint-Germain, the Spanish giants are struggling to register latest signings like Sergio Aguero.

The problem Barca have is that many players are on hefty wage deals despite not being vital for the sporting project of Ronald Koeman and Laporta wants to sell them in this transfer window. While the plan seems straightforward, the president is struggling to make sales with not much interest surrounding players like Samuel Umtiti or Miralem Pjanic.

The Bosnian midfielder has been made aware that if he does not secure an exit this summer, he will most likely be warming the bench for the rest of the season as Koeman prefers playing youngsters like Riqui Puig, Nico Gonzalez, and Gavi.

Barcelona are struggling to sell Miralem Pjanic

With Pjanic prepared to leave, Barca needed to find a suitable destination for the 31-year-old with a market value of 20 million euros. Pjanic’s former side Juventus are currently leading the race and Calciomercato even reported that he was ready to take a wage cut to make the deal happen.

Unfortunately for both Barca and Pjanic, Juventus are treating him as a plan B as they intend to sign PSV Eindhoven youngster Mohamed Ihattaren. The return of Massimiliano Allegri at Juve has made it possible for Pjanic to join them on a loan deal but the Italian coach wants to sign Ihattaren instead. With the Serie A giants nearing a €6 million deal for the starlet, Pjanic might find himself at the Nou Camp for the rest of the season.

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