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€30m Manchester United linked midfielder admits future is undecided

Miralem Pjanic supplied a rather coy response when quizzed on his future at AS Roma.

The Bosnian has been in fine form this term under Rudi Garcia in the Italian capital, cementing his place in a midfield trio that includes Daniele De Rossi and Kevin Strootman - and the club have lost just once in Serie A to date.

On Sunday the 23-year-old turned in a particularly impressive performance against Sampdoria in a 3-0 win, dictating play in the centre of the park and netting a dipping free-kick to put the result beyond doubt.

It’s these types of displays that have become typical of the former Lyon man during Garcia’s revolution at the helm - ones that have filled outfits around Europe with envy and lust for his services.

Paris St Germain admitted defeat in January as preliminary advances for the star man were quickly rebuffed by the Giallorossi - unwilling to allow a vital cog to depart at the midway point in what’s been a successful campaign.

Yet Denis Schaeffer, director of the Metz academy in France where Pjanic cut his teeth, revealed early in February that the playmaker’s agent had informed him of interest from Arsenal and Manchester United, amongst other giants.

Pjanic himself remained unwilling to give away too much in the aftermath of the victory over Sampdoria, insisting that the matter would be put off until the end of the campaign.

“I remain happy here and at the moment I am concentrating on the rest of the season,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

“I will discuss [my future] with the club later on and we will find the right solution.”

The Bosnia international’s current deal at the Stadio Olimpico expires in June 2015 and the club hierarchy are believed to be working keenly to lock him away from suitors with fresh terms.

Pjanic had previously indicated that he wouldn’t be leaving his current employers in the near future - reiterating the duration of his contract and citing his close ties to the Giallorossi.

Previous reports have claimed that Roma would include a buy-out clause of €30m as part of a renewal - a figure that would require significant financial commitment to prise him away from Roma.

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