Chelsea set to battle PSG for Juventus midfield maestro as the bianconeri makes transfer decision

Bosnia international Miralem Pjanic has won three Serie A titles with Juventus since joining from Roma but could be sold this summer to raise funds.

Chelsea are ready to battle Paris Saint-Germain for the signature of Juventus star Miralem Pjanic, according to reports.

The Italian champions are thought to be willing to allow the Bosnia midfielder to leave in the summer if the price is right.

They want the money to fund other signings and are over-populated in that area of the pitch at the moment.

Uruguayan midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur has been new boss Maurizio Sarri’s preferred option in central midfield with Blaise Matuidi and former Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey playing alongside.

According to Italian publication Calciomercato , Juve know they can get at least €60million (£55m) for Pjanic.

PSG have been linked with him for a while and he is still on their list of targets, but Chelsea are also in the picture, says the report.

Pjanic joined the Bianconeri from Roma in 2016 and has scored 22 goals in 167 appearances for the club in all competitions.

In his three full seasons in Turin he has won the Serie A title every year.

But he has struggled to be a regular in the side this campaign and was dropped from the starting line-up for the 2-0 win over Inter Milan a couple of weeks ago.

That game was the last fixture that the Old Lady played because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Meanwhile, Juventus reportedly want to tie Cristiano Ronaldo down for a further two years – extending his contract beyond his 39th birthday.

According to Tuttosport, his side are hoping they can convince the ex-Real Madrid man to stay at the Allianz Stadium.

Ronaldo’s current four-year deal signed in 2018 runs out in 2022.

And an extra two years – taking him until the end of the 2023-24 season – would mean he turns 39 in his final season in Italy.

This season he has scored 25 goals in 32 appearances, including 21 in 22 in Serie A.

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