​Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic is on the verge of joining Juventus after turning down a move to Barcelona, according to Spanish media outlet Marca.

The Catalan side were initially keen on signing Pjanic as Roma manager Luciano Spalletti had decided to allow the Bosnian to leave the club and keep Chelsea target Radja Nainggolan instead.

Juventus will not be paying the full price of Pjanic's €38m release clause, of which the player is expected to make fifteen percent.


Instead, the Serie A champions will reportedly shell out a fee believed to be in the region of €30-35m to land Roma's star midfielder, whose contract expires in 2018.

Roma president James Pallotta said, earlier this week, that the club remain intent on keeping both Nainggolan and Pjanic, but that a bid that triggers the latter's release clause would leave them powerless to prevent him from agreeing personal terms and leaving.

"I keep on telling you that Nainggolan is going nowhere," Pallotta told Roma's official website  earlier in the week.

"Pjanic is staying too, but if somebody is willing to pay his release clause -- and we can't do anything about this -- then that's not our problem. He's got a contract with us, but he also has this clause in it."