Juventus do not give up for Barcelona midfielder Arthur Melo

Juventus and Barcelona are both hopeful Arthur Melo will change his mind on a switch between the clubs this summer, report Diario Sport.

It follows a report in Repubblica that the clubs were continuing their negotiations for the midfielder as they have reportedly already agreed terms, alongside the agreement of the player, to see Juve’s Miralem Pjanic switch to the Camp Nou.

Brazilian midfielder Arthur is said to be keen to stay at the Catalan giants but the club are keen to negotiate his exit in order to rejuvenate their squad.

Arthur joined the Blaugrana in 2018 in a deal from Gremio worth an initial €31m plus a further €9m in variables with Pjanic and Juve defender Matteo De Sciglio going the other way.

It is said that there are only a handful of players in Quique Setien’s side who will not be sold under any circumstances, with Lionel Messi and Frenkie de Jong among them.

Arthur has a contract with the club until the summer of 2024 with a €400m release clause, while transfermarkt gives him a market value of €55m.

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