Maurizio Sarri admits he does not know if Miralem Pjanic will remain at Juventus beyond the end of the season but is not overly concerned by reports over the midfielder’s future.
Pjanic played 90 minutes as the Bianconeri overran 10-man Lecce 4-0 in Friday’s Serie A contest to open up a seven-point lead over Scudetto challengers Lazio.
The future of Pjanic has been the topic of much debate amid reports he is headed to Barcelona in a swap deal that will see Arthur move to Turin.
Sarri spoke before the game to say he has had no update on such a deal and continued to follow a similar party line when speaking to Sky Sport Italy following the win.
“I don’t know if Pjanic will no longer play with Juventus, I have not received any communication,” the Juve head coach said.
“These are not things that interest us, the market only starts in September. Miralem’s a professional, he understands situations quickly.
“I don’t know anything at the moment, but I’m not worried.”
“He’ll be with us until the end of August. I hope he’ll stay with us even beyond that, but these are decisions that will be made at a later stage.”
Source: News update