Miralem Pjanic was tipped as the player Liverpool would target to replace Steven Gerrard and someone who could enforce the club’s midfield. Manchester United were also linked with the player.
Both the clubs have been deterred in the chase as they been told to pay A?32million if they want to sign the Roma star, according to reports.
Italian media outlet Gazzetta dello Sport claims Pjanic will come at a price, and Roma will want at least A?32m for the 25-year-old as they look to strengthen other areas of their squad.
The Bosnian international has tremendous technical qualities and is an old fashioned deep lying playmaker who dictates proceedings from the middle. He has made a name for himself for his abilities in the heart of the pitch. The 25 year-old possesses great passing and dribbling skills. He is creative and his good vision allows him to thread clever passes and link up play with the attackers.
The same paper reported in January that Liverpool had prepared an offer of a 30m for the club. They also added then, that Romaa s current title campaign meant that the club was unwilling to discuss a move until the end of the season. Pjanic currently earns a 3.6m a year, and Liverpool were said to be offering a 4m to the player.
Meanwhile, the Mirror claimed in April that Manchester United had “revived” their interest in Pjanic and were also confident of beating Liverpool for his signature.
However, it is because of Atletico manager Diego Simeone’s desire to bring in the player to Madrid as well as PSG’s interest in him, that Giallorossi sporting director Walter Sabatini has slapped a a 45m price on the 25-year-old.