Serie A Roma are reportedly happy to let Miralem Pjanic leave as Chelsea and Manchester City fight for his signature.
According to the Italian outlet Tuttomercatoweb reports, the Serie A club have accepted that Pjanic is set to call time on his Roma career in the summer.
New The Blues manager Antonio Conte is thought to have recommended the midfielder during talks as the manager’s keen on landing him, according to Sky Sports.
The Italy manager came up against Pjanic on many occasions during his time in charge of Juventus in Serie A.
The midfielder was said to be in London on Monday to discuss a transfer to the Blues, although City are also reportedly in the hunt amid a £31million offer.
Roma are likely to accept a fee of over £30m for the 26-year-old, given that they are now willing to do a deal.
The Italians have battled up until now to keep hold of their Bosnia international, who has been at the club since arriving from Lyon in 2011.
Bosnian has been in fine form in Serie A this term, having netted nine goals in 28 appearances while also contributing with 10 assists.
However, the five-year spell is set to end, with Roma aware Pjanic wants to move on at the end of the campaign.
Despite The Blues inevitable failure to secure Champions League football for next season, it doesn’t seem to have deterred Panic from flying in and holding a meeting at Stamford Bridge.
Both Conte at Chelsea and Pep Guardiola at City are looking ahead to busy summers in the transfer market and will continue the race to land Pjanic.
Express Sport also understands Chelsea and Conte are keen on Pjanic’s Roma team-mates Radja Nainggolan and defender Kostas Manolas.