It appears that the story between Miralem Pjanić and Juventus could be coming to an end, and Premier League clubs could be the beneficiaries.
While Maurizio Sarri has played the Bosnian consistently, relying on him throughout the seaso, Corriere dello Sport reckon this summer could see an end to the relationship.
They mention a number of clubs who could benefit from this, naming Manchester City and Chelsea as the two in England who like him.
For Juventus, this could be the ideal time to sell, especially because he is ‘far from unbelievable today’ and the Serie A leaders’ market has historically been made up of ‘large sales’.
While they might have ‘resisted the assaults in the past’, Pjanić is now approaching 30, and he ‘might be more expendable than big names’.
This opens the door for suitors, like Manchester City, who Corriere specifically state in the subheading ‘want’ Pjanić.
Corriere describe the whole thing as ‘embryonic reasoning that could come alive at the end of the season’, but it’s there, like an inception as Pep Guardiola thinks about the future at the Etihad.