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Serie A champions, Juventus officially signs summer interest Miralem Pjanic from AS Roma.

Juve signed the rising star player ahead of top English Premier League clubs, Chelsea FC and Manchester United who both really wanted the play maker to join them during the summer.

The Bianconeri confirmed the purchase of the player in an official statement. Pjanic completed his medicals on Monday 13th June and was unveiled immediately. Gazzetta dello Sport is reporting that the five-year deal is worth €4.5m per season.

Pjanic played for Schifflange youth team before professionally joining FC Metz in France. He played there till 2008 when he moved to French major Olympique Lyon. He was with the French outfit till his move to Italy to play for AS Roma in an 11 million Euro move in 2011. Pjanic joined the Giallorossi scoring 30 goals in 185 appearances. He signed a contract in 2014 that included the release clause that the Turin-based club activated. He was signed for 38 million Euros ahead of Chelsea whose new manager in Anthonio Conte really wanted. The Bosnia international just decided to remain in Italy.

Man United incoming coach Jose Mourinho also expressed strong interest in the midfielder but he could get the player to become his second official signing.

The 26-year old star says he is very delighted with the move to Juventus and he promised to give his best. The club officials welcomed the player during the unveiling and hope he would help them consolidate on their Serie A win and make an impact in Europe. Juventus have won the Serie A titles in successive years but have not done much on Europa, except their final in 2014/2015 season. With the signing of Pjanic, Juve could now release Pogba to Real Madrid who are keen on landing the player this summer.