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Pjanic snubs Blues

14 Jun

Chelsea have missed out on AS Roma playmaker Miralem Pjanic, who has snubbed the Blues in favour of joining Juventus.



Chelsea: Pjanic snubs BluesChelsea: Pjanic snubs Blues

The 26-year-old midfielder, who had been linked with a switch to Stamford Bridge this summer, has signed a five-year deal in Turin worth £3.5m a year.

The Bosnia international was under contract with Roma until June 2018 but had an agreement which allowed him to leave provided a 38m Euros release clause was activated.


He began his career in France with Metz, before enjoying a three-year spell at Lyon.

In 2011, he made the move to Serie A with Roma, and made 159 appearances, scoring 27 goals, including 10 last season. He also contributed 12 assists in 33 league appearances as Roma secured a third-place finish.

In the mould of former Juventus schemer Andrea Pirlo, Pjanic thrived in the Italian capital as a deep-lying playmaker.

The news will come as a blow to Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, who will have to looks elsewhere as he bids to add more creativity to his Blues ranks.

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