As featured on NewsNow: Football news

INSIDER: Chelsea made swap offer for Barcelona signing Pjanic

Chelsea made an attempt for Miralem Pjanic before he signed for Barcelona last week, it has been revealed.

The Juventus midfielder will join Barca at the end of this season, with Artur Melo arriving in the opposite.

However, things could've been very different with Spanish expert Guillem Balague revealing in Sport: "Juventus had two other offers for Pjanic. Another from Chelsea, with an exchange with Jorginho. And one from PSG, where several players could have entered the operation.

"When Pjanic found out, he said to Juventus, 'Either I'm staying or I'm going to Barcelona'."

About the author

Paul Vegas

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free