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Cottagers struggling to tempt Pjaca

8th January 2019, 17:51 by Craig Smithson

Fulham's hopes of signing of Juventus' Marko Pjaca this month look set to be scuppered because he wants to stay in Italy's Serie A.

Reports have suggested Cottagers boss Claudio Ranieri is looking to sign the 23-year-old Croatia international winger to boost his side's bid to avoid relegation from the Premier League this season.

Pjaca has been at Juve since joining from Dinamo Zagreb in summer 2016, but after suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury in March 2017, he spent the second half of the 2017-18 season on loan at German side Schalke.

After returning to Turin in the summer, he is currently out on loan with Fiorentina although he has struggled for game time, with just two starts since November 9.

Fulham are said to be willing to pay 15-20million euros for Pjaca in a bid to get him on board in this January transfer window.

And while Juve might be tempted to recoup almost all of the money they paid out for his signature, the main sticking point is that Pjaca wants to stay with the Bianconeri and try to force his way into the first team on his return from his current loan stint with Fiorentina.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Craig Smithson is a journalist with over two decades of experience at the keyboard. A life-long Middlesbrough fan, Craig has an in-depth knowledge of all football and is also a keen fan of boxing amongst other sports.

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