Manchester City have not yet made an official bid for Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic but are preparing a ‘mega-offer’, Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano reports for Calciomercato.
Pjanic’s new agent, Fali Ramadani, was captured on video yesterday meeting with Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici, with Sky Italia claiming they discussed two transfer proposals: Pjanic to Manchester City and Gonzalo Higuain to Chelsea.
City have repeatedly denied any interest in Pjanic, which makes the persistent links from Italy strange, with the media over there refusing to let it go.
And Fabrizio Romano, a journalist who works with Gianluca Di Marzio at Sky Italia and also writes for English newspaper The Guardian, has added his own information, saying City are going to make an offer in excess of €65million soon.
That falls way short of the €100million that Juventus are briefing they’d want to part with the gifted Bosnian international, but Romano states that it may be a negotiatable fee.
In addition, Ramadani, who only recently took over Pjanic’s affair, is pushing for a transfer and wants the former Roma player to move overseas after seven years in Italy. Chelsea, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain are also credited with an interest, but it is City at the front of the pack according to Italian sources.
City will undoubtedly continue to deny interest in Pjanic but in transfer-crazy Italy, they are clear: Pep Guardiola wants Miralem Pjanic as his Jorginho alternative.
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