Merlem Paganic will be part of a double midfielder deal that Juventus is expected to complete this summer, with Manuel Lucatelli being the second player to possibly come from Sassuolo.
Barcelona are desperate to pull Pejnik out of Camp Nou this summer, with the club’s football director, Matthew Elamini, confirming that he is not part of manager Ronald Koeman’s plans. While Juventus remains the Bosnian midfielder’s top priority, he has been offered by Inter Milan, AS Roma, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.
The Catalan club have offered to allow Pejnik on a free transfer but will have to give up three years of his contract with the club, which the player is unwilling to do. He is now considering other options to get rid of his wage books and meet the rules and regulations of the La Liga financial fair.
Wanting Juventus. Re-sign midfielder and negotiate with Barcelona.. According to Football Italy.The clubs continued to discuss the transfer of Pejnik when the two sides met on Sunday at the Johan Cruyff Stadium in Catalonia.
Massimiliano Allegri is a big fan of Pjanic and has asked the Juventus board to bring the midfielder back to Torino this summer. The Italian club is also struggling financially, and will not be able to pay Barcelona a midfielder’s fee.
Currently, the option of making the two-year loan agreement permanent in 2023 is under discussion. Pejnik has agreed to a pay cut to join Juventus, but it remains to be seen whether Barcelona will have to step in to meet part of the payment.
Despite Pejnik’s pursuit, the club are clear that he is not seen as a substitute for top-target Lucatelli. Juventus want to sign the young Italian midfielder from Sassuolo, but have yet to match the Serie A club’s price.
He is expected to continue talks with Sassuolo, but will have to improve on his مل 32 million offer. Juventus is confident of completing the contract for the 23-year-old, who is also keen to join The Old Lady this summer.
If Juventus completes a double deal to sign Pjanic and Locatelli this summer, they will have to offload some players to balance the books. Aaron Ramsey has been placed on the cutting block, with Italian clothing desperately seeking offers for Welshmen.