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Juventus Turn Down Bid For Miralem Pjanic

Manchester City have been hit with a huge setback in their pursuit of Miralem Pjanic as Juventus have rejected a €50 million bid, according to reports in Italy.

Despite winning the Premier League in record-breaking fashion last season, becoming the first side to reach 100 points, Pep Guardiola is not resting on his laurels and is looking to bolster his already formidable squad.

And according to Italian publication Tuttosport, City have seen a €50 million offer rejected with Juventus very keen on keeping one of their star players.

Tuttosport report that the Bosnian midfielder has been put on the market this summer as he is seen as no longer essential to Massimiliano Allegri’s plans for the future.

The magic number Juventus are looking for in order to start negotiations is €80m, a price they feel is fair value in the current over-inflated transfer market.

It appears that the motive behind putting a price on Pjanic’s head is so that Juventus can make a move for sought-after midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. The interest from Barcelona, and a potential windfall of €80m, would help current Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri add a more suitable midfielder to the system he wants to use next season.

At the moment Juventus are asking everybody to be calm. Beppe Marotta has already said that they’ll “only sell those who ask to leave” which could very well turn out to be the case with Pjanic.