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Man Utd set to miss out on Miralem Pjanic transfer as Juventus star ‘agrees to join Barcelona’ in swap deal with Arthur

MANCHESTER UNITED are reportedly set to miss out on the signing of Miralem Pjanic from Juventus.

The Bosnian midfielder, 30, looks likely to join Barcelona in a swap deal for Arthur, 23, this summer.

Miralem Pjanic had also been linked with a move to Old Trafford

Tuttosport claim advanced talks are underway between the Serie A champions and the Spanish giants.

Pjanic has given his go ahead for the move despite ongoing interest from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

He has been a huge hit for Juventus since he joined from Roma in a £25.4million move in 2016.

And United had hoped to secure his services as part of a swap deal for wantaway midfielder Paul Pogba.

But the 30-year-old looks set for the Nou Camp next term after landing three consecutive titles at Juve.

In return for Pjanic, Juventus are set to receive 20-cap Brazil international Arthur.

Tuttosport claim negotiations are underway ahead of the summer transfer window

The report states he is considering a move to Italy, but has requested more time to think over his decision.

However, the 23-year-old has allegedly released a statement that confirmed his intentions to stick with Barcelona.

According to journalist Edu Polo, it read: “The only option that interests me is to stay in Barcelona.”

Arthur alongside Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi




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