Saturday June 27 2020
Arthur arrives for Juventus medical

Arthur Melo has arrived in Turin ahead of his Juventus medical, while Miralem Pjanic will have his Barcelona tests in Turin on Sunday as well.

The Brazilian landed at the Caselle Airport in Turin via private plane late on Saturday night.

According to Spanish newspaper Sport, he was accompanied by family members and former Barcelona director Robert Fernandez.

He will complete a transfer worth €70m, as Pjanic is going to Barcelona with an additional €10m cash sum.

Because of travel restrictions following the coronavirus pandemic, Sky Sport Italia say it was considered easier for Pjanic to have his medical in Turin as well.

However, maintain Pjanic will fly out to Barcelona, so that detail remains to be seen.

Arthur is expected to have the tests on Sunday morning and then fly back to Barcelona the same evening.

It’s believed Arthur’s contract with Juve will be worth up to €7m per year, including performance-related bonuses.

The two clubs are rushing to get the deal finalised by June 30 so that it counts for the 2019-20 financial year.

These players will see out the season at their current clubs, not making the transfer until the 2020-21 season.