AS Roma star Miralem Pjanic will turn his back on a move to Chelsea after expressing his desire to stay in Italy with Juventus.
New Blues boss Antonio Conte has been heavily linked with a move for the Bosnian playmaker, who looks set to leave Roma this summer, but Juve appear to be in the box seat.
Reports claim that Chelsea are ready to offer the player a bumper three-year deal to make the switch to Stamford Bridge, but he has his heart set on a move to the Italian champions.
Roma general manager Mauro Baldissoni has dismissed suggestions they are ready to welcome bids for Panic, but has admitted the player has revealed a desire to join Juve.
Panic is reported to have put it in writing that he wants to join Juventus, meaning Chelsea will have to look elsewhere to bolster their ranks.