Barca and Juve confirm player swap deal

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The Catalans say Arthur's fee will rise to €82m (£75m) after an initial payment of £66m.

Like Pjanić, the 23-calendar year-outdated will not go to his new club until eventually the finish of the current season.

Sarri had expressed a desire to see Pjanic remain with the Bianconeri beyond the end of the season. He signed a five-year contract with the eight-time defending Serie A champion.

The Spanish club then announced Pjanic's arrival later on Monday. The purchase value may increase of maximum 10 million euros on achieving given conditions during the course of the contract.

Arthur, a Brazilian worldwide, only joined Barca from Gremio in 2018 and was hailed as a future star for the club, with many tipping him as the long-term successor to Xavi Hernandez in central midfield. They have overseen a number of haphazard moves in the transfer market and have been accused of failing to implement any clear sense of direction for the club.

"Pjanic is a very important player for us, so when the option emerged, we spoke to Miralem and he said he was happy here, so the only club he would've left us for was Barcelona".

Pjanic joined Juventus from Roma in 2016.

The Barcelona board sold Marc Cucurella to Getafe, the versatile player was recently sent on loan to the Madrid based club before the deal was sealed permanently.

"I have no doubt about his greatest commitment until the last day he is here", the head coach told the media.

Both Barcelona and Juventus are looking to end their respective seasons with a league title.

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