Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona are in a straight fight for the signature of Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic. With the player’s contract up at the end of next season, Roma look set to be forced to cash in on their prized asset and according to IITempo both PSG and Barcelona are readying offers. It’s believed the Bosnian would only command a fee of around ˆ12million and a contract of ˆ4million-a-year. Pjanic has already suggested he would relish a move to either club so it appears Roma’s only saving grace is the fact they may be able to force the price up somewhat if the player is the subject of a bidding war. News of PSG and Barca’s interest will come as a blow to Manchester United who were thought to be courting the player to rectify their problems in central midfield areas. But it now appears they will challenged by two of Europe’s heavyweights for a player who has scored six and assisted the same amount in 31 Serie A appearances for Roma.
He has been key to the side’s ascent to second in the division but appears to harbour ambitions of playing for a club who can challenge for domestic and European honours.