Roma are reportedly coming under pressure in their bid to keep Miralem Pjanic this summer, as Financial Fair Play regulations could see them sell.
The Bosnian international has a €38m release clause in his current contract, and so will naturally be attracting attention this summer.
With the likes of Juventus, Bayern Munich and Barcelona reportedly keen on securing his signature, they will have been handed a major boost with latest developments at the Stadio Olimpico, with suggestions that Roma will have to balance the books.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Giallorossi need to raise the money before June 30 in order to avoid further sanctions from UEFA for not complying with their FFP regulations.
While a fine would most likely be the disciplinary action taken, it is worth noting that Galatasaray were banned from European competitions for two years for not respecting the parameters put in place to create a balanced financial position at the club.
As noted by Gazzetta, Pjanic’s teammate Radja Nainggolan could also be in the firing line, with Chelsea reportedly set to up their offer for the Belgian midfielder to €42m.
It isn’t suggested that the Italian giants will have to sell both players, but that creates a difficult scenario in which Luciano Spalletti and the hierarchy will have to decide which individual they could sacrifice without harming their ambitions on the pitch moving forward.
Bayern and Barca will likely be monitoring the situation carefully, with both Carlo Ancelotti and Luis Enrique known to be admirers of the former Lyon star. Meanwhile, Roma were forced to issue a statement last week denying that Juve had activated the release clause in Pjanic’s contract.