Jorginho looked Manchester bound for a long term before Chelsea and Sarri combined to lure him to London. This failure in signing the central midfielder means Pep Guardiola is still in the transfer market looking for a quality midfielder.
Reports suggest Juventus’ Miralem Pjanic stands as an ideal option for Pep and his team. Pep is reportedly content with his attacking options but wants to increase the potency of his midfield in order to provide competition for Fernandinho.
Gazetta dello Sport reports that Pep has ear marked the Bosnian midfielder as his next transfer priority after signing Riyad Mahrez earlier. The blue side of Manchester can bid as high as €100m to bring Pjaniç to The Etihad before the beginning of the next season.
The Bianconeri would love to keep hold of their midfield maestro who played an integral part last season. However, the inclusion of Cristiano Ronaldo for a huge fee might just tempt them to accept a reasonable offer for Pjaniç from Pep and his men.
The reports further suggest that the 28 year old midfielder will be offered a contract which will see him earn €8m per year if he joins Manchester City. An offer which might be tempting for the Bosnian who started 44 games across all competitions for Juventus last season.