Miralem Pjanic set for Juventus medical ahead of move from Roma

Miralem Pjanic is due to undergo a medical in Turin on Monday ahead of completing a move from Roma to Juventus.

The Bosnia-Herzegovina midfielder informed the Giallorossi at the weekend that he was to make use of a clause in his contract which enabled him to leave the club for a pre-agreed fee, adding that he was going to make up 20 percent of that fee himself with Juve paying the rest.

On Sunday evening, the 26-year-old arrived in Turin and dined with the club's general manager Beppe Marotta, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport. He was due to undergo his obligatory medical on Monday morning before becoming Juve's first summer signing.

On Saturday, Pjanic handed in an official transfer request, stating his desire to join Juve. The Eternal City club's sporting director was forced to publish his written request to dispel rumours surrounding the player's future and denying that it had been Roma looking to sell the player to their Serie A rivals.

Furthermore, Marotta confirmed that "it was the player's desire which made the difference," adding that he "strongly wanted to join Juventus" and that he had "made use of the well-known clause in his Roma contract, as he has said."

"There has never been any negotiations between us and Roma, but just technical meetings to determine the method of payment of this clause," Marotta added.

Roma are set to earn €38 million from the deal, with Pjanic paying part of that fee.