Tuttosport: Pjanic move dependent on McKennie transfer

Tuttosport: Pjanic move dependent on McKennie transfer

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If McKennie heads to the Premier League, 'The Old Lady' would be able to sign Pjanic from Barça

Miralem Pjanic is yet to secure a move away from FC Barcelona, and the clock is ticking. The Bosnian international is keen to return to Juventus and his former coach, Massimo Allegri, would like to work with him again. Even though all parties would like a move to happen, Juventus would need to lower their wage bill before bringing in the unwanted Barcelona player. As things stand, the Turin club are yet to receive any offers for ex-Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey, who is one of the club's top earners. Now, it looks as if Pjanic's future is dependent on American midfielder Weston McKennie making a move to the Premier League.

According to Italian outlet Tuttosport, Juventus would be willing to let the American midfielder go for a fee of 30 million euros before the end of August. McKennie has plenty of admirers in the Premier League, and reports in Italy suggest that a significant offer may be forthcoming in the final days of the window. If McKennie heads to England, Juventus would have space in their squad - and in their wage bill - to sign Pjanic from Barcelona.

The club are confident that they will manage to arrange a loan deal before the end of the window, with the player not forming part of Ronald Koeman's plans for the coming season.