NEWS
Tuesday June 23 2020
Report: Juve agree 80m Arthur valuation

Reports continue that Juventus and Barcelona have agreed terms to exchange Miralem Pjanic and €10m cash for Arthur Melo, but the Brazilian remains unconvinced.

Director of sport Fabio Paratici confirmed as much during his interview with Sky Sport Italia last night.

“It’s not about June 30, before or after, but about finding an agreement between the various parties, and both players have to be convinced. Therefore, it’s not an issue about dates,” said Paratici.

Now Sky Sports UK claim Juventus have accepted the €80m valuation of Arthur, offering the 23-year-old a higher salary than his current Barcelona wage, moving up to €5m per year.

There are still some question marks over Pjanic, as Juve value him at €70m, whereas Barcelona feel there ought to be a bigger cash sum than €10m to bridge the gap.

The main problem remains Arthur, who from the very beginning of negotiations has been adamant he doesn’t want to leave Barcelona.

He turns 24 in August and joined Barcelona from Gremio for €31m in the summer of 2018.

In 26 competitive games so far this season, Arthur has scored four goals with four assists.

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