Juventus are asking FC Barcelona for more time in order to open up space for Miralem Pjanić to return. According to the latest news, the Italians are first looking to offload Aaron Ramsey in order to afford the Bosnian.
Ramsey, a former Arsenal FC player, is said to have attracted the attention of Wolverhampton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur. That would open up space in the wage bill for Pjanić, who is willing to take a paycut in order to make the move happen.
The transfer would be on loan with an option to buy, which would benefit Juve as it is said their manager, Max Allegri, has requested the player by name. Allegri is in his second stint in charge in Turin, and Pjanić could also come back to the bianconeri.
The midfielder reportedly has offers from AS Roma (a team for which he’s played for before) and Inter Milan, but his priority is to return to the club that turned him into a star.
Pjanić was acquired in a pseudo-swap deal that saw him arriving to Barcelona at the same time as Arthur was sold to Juventus, in a move widely believed to be primarily motivated as a way to balance the books.
He has failed to earn a starting spot in the eyes of manager Ronald Koeman.