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PSG to bid €35m for Miralem Pjanic

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Paris Saint Germain are ready to match Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic's release clause of €35m this summer - potentially ending Manchester United's hopes of landing the midfielder.

According to French newspaper Le 10 Sport, Pjanic is set to sign a new Roma contract tying him to the Italian club until the summer of 2018. It will reportedly include a release clause worth €35m.

But PSG boss Laurent Blanc is ready to make the Bosnian international his number one target this summer, and the €35m buy-out will not put him off.

Pjanic has already provisionally agreed the terms on his new Roma deal, and the €35m clause was reportedly included after the player insisted.

Manchester United were heavily linked in the January transfer window, but a mover never materialised.

United boss David Moyes is set to receive up to £200m to spend this summer, and central midfield is a real area of concern. The defending Premier League champions have looked short of quality in the middle of the pitch, with Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini, Tom Cleverley and Ryan Giggs struggling for consistency.

With Champions League qualification for next year's tournament looking increasingly unlikely, Moyes may face difficultly in snaring his top targets this summer.

Reports this week had claimed United have already agreed two deals, and have them in place to sign off before the World Cup. But clinching a deal for a player like Pjanic could be more difficult, especially with PSG in the mix.

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