Arsenal & Manchester United in six-club fight for €55m star

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Metz academy director Denis Schaffer has revealed that Miralem Pjanic's fine form this season has been enough to attract the attention of six European superpowers, with the Bosnian's agent quoted by CalcioMercato as listing Manchester United and Arsenal among the clubs interested.

Pjanic has been in sensational form this season, the heartbeat of Roma's renaissance under Rudi Garcia, which has seen them emerge as surprise Serie A title contenders following a 10-match winning run at the start of the campaign.

That fine form has led to Roma reportedly placing a hefty €55m price tag on the 23-year-old to fend off interest from a whole host of Champions League contenders, including French giants Paris Saint-Germain.

Metz youth supremo Schaffer worked with Pjanic during his teenage years at Metz and has disclosed that there are six top sides from across the continent all watching the precise playmaker with a view to a bumper summer bid.

Schaffer told InsideFutbol last week that United, Arsenal, Barcelona, PSG, Bayern Munich and Monaco are all scouting Pjanic, before declaring: "I spoke with his agent a month ago and told me that these clubs would Miralem. Roma, however, who is fighting for the title, does not want to be deprived.

"During the summer the boy should leave Rome . I'd like him to come back to France to play for PSG, but any decision will be good."

Roma have a proven track record of selling star players for sizeable transfer fees, with Erik Lamela and Dani Osvaldo leaving for Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton last summer for a combined recouped fee of £45m.

Current Giallorossi boss Garcia is looking to build for the future under American owners though, making Pjanic a prized part of that project and fending off interest in his star man so far at least.

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