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Juventus are reportedly preparing to offer Chelsea target Miralem Pjanic a lucrative new contract in a bid to convince him to stay at the club this summer.

Pjanic has been one of the best midfielders in Serie A since the turn of the decade. The Bosnian is an excellent distributor of the ball, as well as being a danger from direct free-kicks.

It was reported last month by the that Chelsea had joined Barcelona in the race to sign Pjanic this summer. Juve are thought to value the 28-year-old in the region of £70M.

From the moment that the news broke, it seemed unlikely that the deal would materialise. Chelsea are unlikely to fork out such a large chunk on their transfer budget on one player, and Massimiliano Allegri will no doubt be unwilling to sell.

Any glimmers of hope that remain among the Chelsea faithful that Pjanic will join may soon be extinguished by the player signing a contract extension.

According to Gazzamercato, Juventus are hoping to extend Pjanic’s contract until 2022. In order to convince him to do so, it’s thought the club are prepared to make him one of the Serie A’s highest earners.

Chelsea will have to look elsewhere in their efforts to strengthen their midfield.

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