Arthur-Pjanic swap deal a step closer but Barça midfielder still unsure

Reports in Italy say the Brazilian is closer to agreeing to the move to Turin

Arthur, portada este domingo de Tuttosport
Arthur, portada este domingo de Tuttosport | TUTTOSPORT

The Brazilian midfielder Arthur Melo is closer to Juventus. That's at least what is being reported in the Italian newspaper Tuttosport on Sunday. A report claims the Barcelona coach, Quique Setien, has given the green light to the signing of the Bosnian Miralem Pjanic and the two clubs are close to an exchange agreement. 

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According to this information. Barça and Juve have valued both midfielders at 60 million euros, which would see both clubs bring in an 'important' amount of money. Both Juve and Barcelona also feel it's a good deal on a sporting level. The Turin-based side plan to bet on the Uruguayan, Rodrigo Bentancur, 22, and have decided to let Pjanic, 30, leave. 

The only problem for Juventus is that Arthur remains reluctant to leave Camp Nou. The same is not true of Pjanic. The Bosnian has given his permission to the deal. The main reason is the chance to play alongside Lionel Messi. 

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