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Miralem Pjanić signs new Juventus contract after summer of Chelsea, Manchester City interest

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As it so often happens.

While it took Chelsea a good long while to get going in the summer transfer window, the team ended up doing quite well in gazumping Manchester City for Napoli midfielder Jorginho, and then adding Mateo Kovačić as well on loan from Real Madrid to satisfy new head coach Maurizio Sarri’s request for another midfielder of a “different profile”.

But before the Kovačić deal, Chelsea were also linked with Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanić, who could’ve also been an interesting addition, though the rumors always seemed a bit too fanciful given Juventus’ stated interest in not selling and Pjanić’s non-existent desire to move.

But of course there was more to things than just pure speculation, and so, a little over a week after the English transfer window shut and just a few days after the Italian one did the same, Pjanić has been rewarded with a new contract.

Magic!

With the 28-year-old now set to stay with the Old Lady until 2023, at least we won’t have to serve as fodder for future transfer rumors / negotiation leverage for a good long while, if ever.

Now, if only Eden Hazard do us a solid, too, and let us get that extension done...