Juventus sporting director: We're speaking about a Arthur-Pjanic swap with Barcelona

Posted Monday, May 04, 2020 by Marca.com

Juventus sporting director: We're speaking about a Arthur-Pjanic swap with Barcelona

Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has revealed that the club are in talks with Barcelona about their summer plans.

Reports have linked the Bianconeri and Blaugrana with a swap deal that would see Arthur Melo head to Turin and Miralem Pjanic go to the other way to the Camp Nou, and Paratici added further fuel to these rumours.

"Swap deals with Barcelona like Arthur-Pjanic? We're speaking with Barcelona, as we do with many top clubs, because it will be a particular summer," Paratici told Sky Sport Italia.

"We need ideas, swap deals and something new on next summer for transfers market,"

In terms of what Paratici expects for the next transfer window, he explained what he expects to see.

"It's clear to everyone that there's going to be less cash [to spend], so more swaps, more creativity," he stated.

"I think we'll see longer loan agreements.

"I'll give you an example: if you can't buy a house, you rent."

Paul Pogba has been linked with a potential return to Juventus, but Paratici noted that he may find it difficult to keep the same salary demands if he leaves Manchester United.

"Paul Pogba is a fantastic player; we know him as a champion," Paratici noted.

"But something will change after the virus crisis, because now top players like Paul will have fewer clubs that can guarantee them such a high salary."

Juventus' legendary duo of Gianluigi Buffon and Giorgio Chiellini had their contracts set to expire this summer, but the Bianconeri's sporting director stated they are going to pen new deals.

"Buffon and Chiellini will stay and also be part of our team next year," Paratici confirmed.

"They're going to sign a new contract soon."

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