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Serie A star gives biggest indication yet that he won’t be moving to Chelsea

Roma playmaker Miralem Pjanic is reportedly looking to buy a house in the Italian capital, therefore suggesting he sees his long-term future in Rome.

Earlier this month, it was reported by Sky Sports that incoming Chelsea boss Antonio Conte would target the Bosnian international this summer.

The Italian will arrive at Stamford Bridge after Euro 2016, and will naturally want to stamp his own mark on the squad in what will be his first season coaching outside of Italy.

While several individuals from Serie A continue to be linked with a move to west London, it doesn’t appear as though Pjanic is planning a move any time soon given suggestions that he is house-hunting in Rome, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, as noted by Football Italia.

Naturally, there is also the possibility that Pjanic is looking at an investment as opposed to planning on living in Rome, but the timing of the reported purchase adds to the theory that he will stay with the Giallorossi.

The 26-year-old has been an influential presence in the side again this season, scoring 11 goals and providing 11 assists in 38 appearances in all competitions.

Since Luciano Spalletti’s arrival in January, the capital club have pushed up the table and look likely to secure third place which in turn would give them the chance to qualify for the Champions League.

Given that it is highly likely that Spalletti will look to strengthen the squad this summer in a bid to ensure that their ambitions go back to winning the Scudetto, Pjanic seemingly has little reason to leave the Serie A giants at this stage.

However, a move to the Premier League will naturally be tempting for any individual, particularly as part of Chelsea’s ambitious plans for the future under Conte.

Nevertheless, it appears as though the Italian tactician could be left disappointed and in turn will have to switch his focus elsewhere this summer.

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