Transfer News: Chelsea Views Swap Deal For Juventus Star
Juventus are willing to offload Miralem Pjanic as part of a player-plus cash deal for another midfielder this summer and could utilize the Bosnian as lure to land Chelsea’s Jorginho.
The Italian champions are grappling with the financial ramifications of the coronavirus crisis and don’t hope to spend huge this summer, rather depending on player exchanges and swap deals.
Notwithstanding being a first-team star, Pjanic has developed as one of Juventus most tradeable players because of his age and his eagerness to leave the club this summer for another adventure.
The 30-year-old has just been proposed as a potential makeweight in a deal for Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, while a swap deal with Barcelona has likewise been mooted.
Despite the fact that Pjanic has agreed terms with Barcelona, the issue for Juventus is that they don’t have the idea who to take in return from the Catalan club.
They are enthused about Jean-Clair Todibo, the young French centre back who has dazzled on loan at Schalke this past season, however they want to bring in another midfielder.
Barcelona have not many options they could exchange in that area of the pitch, with Juventus not excited about re-signing Arturo Vidal and Ivan Rakitic dismissing a move to Turin in January.
Presently Sky Sport Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio reports that another target has emerged as Chelsea’s Jorginho.
The Italian champions have long-standing enthusiasm for the midfielder going back to his time at Napoli, while current manager Maurizio Sarri is a massive fan of his compatriot and signed him in both Naples and west London.
Jorginho has been a regular under Frank Lampard this season, however the chance of landing Pjanic consequently – combined with the horde of young players he has coming through – could entice him to sell.