Transfer Update: Barcelona confirms £75M Arthur, Pjanic swap deal

NEWS DIGEST – Barcelona has confirmed that Arthur is to join Juventus in a £75m deal later this summer, while they will sign Miralem Pjanic for £59.4m the other way.

The Catalans say Arthur’s fee will rise to €82m (£75m) after an initial payment of £66m – and have also confirmed Sky Sports News’ information that he will continue with them until the end of the prolonged 2019-20 season.

Bosnia and Herzegovina international midfielder Pjanic, 30m, will also stay with Juve until the end of the season before joining Barca on a four-year deal for £54.9m up-front plus £4.5m in bonuses.