Miralem Pjanic has become a hot topic in the transfer market lately, especially amid speculations linking him to a move to Al-Nassr.
The Saudi Arabian outfit had reportedly made the Barcelona midfielder their transfer priority and had been eyeing a move by the end of the month, as part of their plans to reinforce the midfield unit.
Their coach Rudi Garcia has shown a lot of desire to bring in European quality players in an attempt to beef up the squad and increase his team’s chances of competing for the league title.
However, amid intense speculation over a move for Pjanic, Al-Nassr chairman Masli Al-Muamr has delivered an official response, discarding all the rumours and denying any attempts to sign the Barcelona midfielder.
Tweeting out his frustration over the speculations, Al-Muamr said: “I woke up and got 324 messages on my phone. I swear to God, we have nothing to do with Barcelona, and I swear to God, we have nothing to do with the Pjanic negotiations.”
“Our team is complete and our contracts are based on technical reports,” he added in his tweet, effectively pouring water on the possibility of Pjanic’s move to Al-Nassr in these final days of the transfer window.
This would serve as a slight setback for Barcelona, knowing the sale of Pjanic could have helped them balance out their finances and make space for newer players, including the two fullbacks.
Barcelona are already in active negotiations with Chelsea over Marcos Alonso, although the Blues have recently increased the price tag late in the transfer window.
Barça are also considering a late move for Hector Bellerin, who is aware of the interest and is prepared to wait until the end, in an attempt to return to Camp Nou.