Friday May 20 2016
Roma: Pjanic-Gerson plot?

Roma might be planning to sell Miralem Pjanic abroad rather than at Juventus, and replace him with Gerson.

The Bosnian midfielder is the most valued of the players in the capital, but his buy-out clause lets him leave for a maximum of €38m if he so chooses.

Juventus are believed to be after Pjanic, meaning that the player's decision on his future will be crucial.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Roma are willing to let the midfielder go, under the condition that he leaves for a club abroad rather than Juventus.

They are trying to persuade Pjanic to choose an option abroad, if he does decide to leave, so as to avoid reinforcing a direct Serie A rival.

Their replacement would be Gerson, the 19-year-old wonderkid who was signed a year ago for €18m but will only be joining the Italian team now.

The Brazilian is believed to be a great talent, to the point that Roma had to beat Barcelona and Juventus in a bidding war, but it remains to be seen whether such a young player can fill Pjanic's shoes.

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