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Arthur accepts Juventus offer, swap for Miralem Pjanić imminent - report

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Several media report the trade is very much nearing completion

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The final stumbling block has been cleared and now several media report that the swap deal is really happening.

Arthur, after reportedly refusing to leave Barcelona, has finally agreed to join Juventus - at a substantial pay raise. Miralem Pjanić will be coming the other way, according to rumors, with an additional cash payment of around 10 million euros.

Two Spanish radio stations, as well as Fabrizio Romano, an Italian journalist specializing on transfers, have agreed that Arthur has finally been convinced.

The Brazilian midfielder is 23, around seven years younger than the Bosnian. Rumors have swirled that this swap is being done in no small part to balance the books.

Reports say the agreement could be officially announced as early as this week.