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Rumor – Juventus agree an €80M fee for Arthur

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Rumor has it that Juventus and Barcelona have reached an €80M agreement for the transfer of Arthur Melo.

There has been plenty of rumors regarding transfer activity between Italian giants Juventus and Spain’s Barcelona.

Both Arthur Melo and Nelson Semedo have been linked with moves from Catalonia to Turin.

Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic has been linked with a move in the opposite direction.

It appears now that according to Sky Sports the two clubs have reached an agreement for Arthur to move from La Liga to Serie A.

The reports suggest while the two clubs are in agreeance for a big-money move, the player himself does not want to leave.

Sky said:

“Juventus have agreed a £72.5m (€80m) fee with Barcelona to sign Arthur.” 

“Despite the Brazil midfielder last month telling both clubs that he did not want to leave, the Italians are still hoping to persuade him.” 

“Sky Sports News has been told Maurizio Sarri wants to build his midfield around him in a similar way to that of Jorginho at Napoli and Chelsea.” 

“They have also offered the 23-year-old more wages than his current deal at Barca. According to Sky Italy, that offer is £4.5m (€5m) a year.”

Juventus director Fabio Paratici earlier confirmed Juve are in negotiations for Pjanic to move in the opposite direction.