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Barcelona midfielder Arthur Melo will arrive in Turin later Saturday for a medical before moving to Serie A champions Juventus in exchange for Miralem Pjanic, according to reports in Italy.
Minutes before the Juventus v Lecce match, the Juventus sporting director refused to speak on 'Sky Sport' about the swap with Barcelona, although he implied that he has things to explain later.
Barcelona and Juventus have been negotiating the Arthur and Pjanic swap for weeks, something which is very close to being confirmed. Although at the start the deal contained one more player: Mattia de Sciglio.
In a press conference, the Juventus coach was asked about the possible swap deal involving Pjanic and Arthur and he had a dig at the Barcelona coach.
Juventus's general director Fabio Paratici spoke to 'Sky Sports' and confirmed that there have indeed been talks with FC Barcelona. The Pjanic-Arthur swap is gaining strength.
Sarri, the Juventus coach, denied he had problems with Pjanic after a report said they had both fallen out again after a tense moment in training
Barcelona's Brazilian has agreed to negotiate with Juventus, which could mean a turn of events that could lead the Bosnian to the Camp Nou. 30th June, the deadline for good or bad.
It seems that Pjanic's situation at Juventus isn't good, as his relationship with the manager has weakened. According to the Italian press, both were involved in a moment of tension at training.
Miralem Pjanic is one of Barcelona's major targets for the next market. But they are not alone in this. According to 'La Gazzetta dello Sport', PSG and Chelsea are following the of the Juventus midfielder too.
Miralem Pjanić’s free-kick after 21 minutes sent Juventus to the 2017 Coppa Italia semi-final with a 2-1 win over AC Milan. Pjanić added to Paulo Dybala’s early strike to win 2-1 for Juventus.
Miralem Pjanic's transfer to Barcelona is has hit a road block. The club wants a trade, but Juve only seems to want Arthur in return, and the Brazilian won't accept it. The Italian club gives Barça until the end of the month to unblock the situation.
The Italian press are still insisting on the possible swap deal between Barcelona and Juventus for Arthur Melo and Miralem Pjanic. The Bosnian is wanted by the Catalans, but the Brazilian has no interest in leaving the Camp Nou.