Miralem Pjanic
Miralem Pjanic is ready to move to Juventus Getty Images

The Miralem Pjanic saga may finally be coming to an end, with Juventus confirming the AS Roma midfielder is undergoing a medical ahead of his move to the Serie A champions. Barcelona, Manchester United and Chelsea had all been linked with the playmaker in recent weeks, but the Bosnian has instead opted for a move to La Vecchia Signora.

The 26-year-old midfielder and his teammate Radja Nainggolan have both been tipped to leave Roma in recent weeks after emerged the club needed to balance their books in order to fulfil Financial Fair Play requirements. Barcelona and the Premier League duo were all said to be monitoring the situation after Pjanic enjoyed an impressive 2015-2016 campaign, scoring 12 goals and providing 13 assists in 41 appearances.

Chelsea were the first to be linked with the Bosnian, when in April Evening Standard claimed that incoming manager Antonio Conte was confident of luring him to Stamford Bridge.

Later, Manchester Evening News, reported that Jose Mourinho also had the Bosnian in his list of transfer targets as the Portuguese boss looked to bolster his midfield ahead of next season.

Prestigious Italian publication La Gazzetta Dello Sport suggested earlier this month that Barcelona looked likely to win the race as the La Liga giants were ready to pay Pjanic's €38m (£30.3m, $42.8m) full release clause.

That reported suggested it was a personal request from Luis Enrique as the Barcelona manager worked with the Bosnian during their time together in Serie A.

However Juventus have now ended the transfer saga, after showing the Bosnian undergoing a medical at the club base ahead of completing the move.


La Gazzetta Dello Sport reported late last week that the Serie A champions were close to securing his services after Roma agreed to negotiate his departure below his release clause in a deal worth around €32m.