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Chelsea Miss Out On One Of Their Main Transfer Targets

MILAN, ITALY - MAY 14: Miralem Pjanic of AS Roma in action during the Serie A match between AC Milan and AS Roma at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on May 14, 2016 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Chelsea have missed out on of their long time transfer targets. AS Roma and Bosnian midfielder Miralem Pjanic has completed his medical and has now signed for the Italian champions, Juventus.

The Bosnia international was in contract with Roma until June 2018. However Pjanic has a buyout clause in the region of €32 million, which Juventus have cashed in on. He has a great touch as well as passing abilities that most players can only dream of. The former Roma midfielder is set to stay at least until 2021 with a five-year contract being signed with the Italian powerhouse Juventus.

ROME, ITALY - MARCH 19: Alessandro Florenzi AS Roma sprays water on the face of Miralem Pjanic during the Serie A match between AS Roma and FC Internazionale Milano at Stadio Olimpico on March 19, 2016 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)

The 26-year-old was allegedly on Antonio Conte’s long Chelsea wishlist before Juve pounced. Pjanic had twelve assists last season which was the best in the league hence the interest from the 2014/15 Premier League champions. It looks as though Conte will now be focusing on moves for the highly rated Alvaro Morata who started in Spain’s victory over the Czech Republic as well as Pjanic’s former teammate Radja Nainggolan who has been outstanding for Roma in the last few years.

What’s for certain is that Juventus have signed another world class midfielder in Pjanic who will lineup next season alongside midfielders such as Paul Pogba, Sami Khedeira, Claudio Marchisio and Hernanes.

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.