Roma set to tie down Pjanic

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Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic is set to commit to the Giallorossi in spite of reported interest from Manchester United.

After an excellent campaign with Roma, Miralem Pjanic has seen his value increase massively but he appears to be happy to stay with the Lupi.

Pjanic scored a memorable goal in Roma's win over AC Milan, dribbling past three men before firing past Christian Abbiati and every week he seems to produce something special.

The 24-year-old spent his early teens in Luxembourg and represented the small country in the 2006 European Under-17 Championships.

But in the end Pjanic opted to represent his native Bosnia and he marked the unusual achievement of scoring against his old national team when he netted in a Euro 2012 qualifier.

Pjanic has been suggested as a possible answer to Manchester United's midfield conundrum and the Premier League side have reportedly sent scouts to watch him on several occasions this season.

However, Roma have always insisted that Pjanic is going nowhere and will be a crucial figure in their Champions League and Scudetto campaigns next term.

The Giallorossi will feel a little more secure as they appear to be on the brink of agreeing a contract extension with Pjanic, who recently admitted in an interview that he would like to play for Barcelona.

The Corriere dello Sport reports that Roma are ready to offer Pjanic £3.1m per year until 2018 or possibly 2019.

The salary will go above the cap imposed by Roma owner James Pallotta but the American investor is said to be happy to make an exception and is due to arrive in the Italian capital tomorrow to sign off.

While a new contract won't make a sale impossible it is a strong signal from both player and club that Pjanic is off the market.

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