Manchester City have had a €50million bid for midfielder Miralem Pjanić rejected by Juventus, reports Italian publication Tuttosport.

The 28-year-old midfielder was subject of the bid from Manchester City but Italian champions Juventus have rebuffed City’s advances in an attempt to keep a hold Pjanic.

It’s claimed ‘The Old Lady’ rejected the bid for the Bosnian international as the bid doesn’t represent the value of Pjanic in the current financial market. Pjanic has become a key component of the Serie A side’s midfield following his move from AS Roma in 2016.

City boss Pep Guardiola seems keen on finding a midfield pass-master capable of replacing the departed Yaya Toure and has clearly identified Pjanic as an ideal candidate to do that, according to the report in Italy.

Pjanic has not mentioned his desire to leave Juventus publicly so it remains unclear whether he would be enticed to Manchester City should the two clubs agree a fee in the future.

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