Earlier in July, we carried several reports talking about Chelsea’s interest in signing Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic.
The 28-year-old changed his agent and is now managed by Fali Ramadani, who played a key role in helping the Premier League club appoint Maurizio Sarri as Antonio Conte’s successor.
Tuttosport event suggested the Blues director, Marina Granovskaia was planning to travel to Italy as they had plans on signing three players on their agenda – including Pjanic – and none of them moved to Stamford Bridge.
According to Thursday’s report from Calciomercato, the former Napoli coach was keen on bringing the Old Lady’s player to the west London club and he wanted his new employer to make an approach for him.
Unfortunately for the English side, the ex-AS Roma star turned down the opportunity to join the FA Cup winners and not only that, even the Serie A winners were unwilling to allow Pjanic leave.
Chelsea, on the other hand, signed Mateo Kovacic on loan from Real Madrid.