Report: Man United and Arsenal ready for Pjanic war

According to the head of Metz's youth academy, former protegee Miralem Pjanic will be at the centre of a summer bidding war.

Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic has attracted interest from some of Europe's biggest clubs and he could be allowed to leave in the summer.

The Bosnian star was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United in the January transfer window, but Roma moved to lock him away.

Pjanic recently admitted that he was flattered by interest from United, but he is also reportedly a target for Arsenal, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich.

The man who helped Pjanic develop in the youth ranks at French side Metz believes he could be in demand this summer.

"I spoke with his agent a month ago and all these clubs want Pjanic," Metz's academy chief Denis Schaeffer told

"However, Roma are challenging for the Scudetto and they don't want to lose him, but in the summer he could leave.

"I'd like to see him return to France and play for PSG but whatever decision is made will be good."

Metz stand to gain significantly if Pjanic does move on as a sell-on clause in his contract means they will get five percent of any transfer fee.

image: © Damien Cansse

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