Pjanic to join Juventus on loan

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The Bosnian midfielder is close to joining his former club on a one-year loan, with the option of extending it for a further year

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FC Barcelona is one step away from confirming a loan move for midfielder Miralem Pjanic. Finding the Bosnian a new club has been one of Barça's main priorities this summer, as it needs to significantly reduce its first team wage bill in order to comply with LaLiga salary rules. Pjanic now looks set to join his former club on a one-year loan deal which can be extended by a further year.

Pjanic has agreed to a 20% wage cut in order to make the move happen, helping to ensure that his new club will not fall foul of Serie A and UEFA financial fair play rules.

Barça and Juventus are understood to be sorting out the final details for Pjanic's return to Serie A, just one year after joining the Camp Nou club in a swap deal for Brazilian midfielder Arthur Melo.

The Bosnian was audibly booed prior to yesterday's 'Gamper' match against his soon-to-be new club, alongside Griezmann, Coutinho and Umtiti. His future now looks to lie away from Barcelona.

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