Pjanic flies back to Italy ahead of possible Serie A return

Italy's minister for sport Vincenzo Spadafora is hoping to confirm a May 4 date for the return to Serie A training as soon as possible.

Miralem Pjanic has scored three goals and supplied two assists this season.   -  Getty Images

Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic flew back to Italy ahead of the possible resumption of Serie A.

Serie A was suspended indefinitely in March due to the coronavirus pandemic and the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has already stated that the campaign will not resume until the health and safety of all concerned can be guaranteed.

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Italy's minister for sport Vincenzo Spadafora is hoping to confirm a May 4 date for the return to Serie A training as soon as possible, with the current restrictions on movement and outdoor activities set to end on May 3.

When the season was halted, Bosnia-Herzegovina star Pjanic returned to his homeland, like superstar team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo – who retreated to Portugal, while the likes of Douglas Costa, Alex Sandro and Danilo made their way back to Brazil.

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But Pjanic announced via Instagram on Sunday that he was returning to Italy, with the caption: "Back To The Business".

Defending champion Juventus was a point clear of Lazio through 26 games at the time of postponement. Prior to the season being stopped, Pjanic had scored three goals and supplied two assists in 22 Serie A appearances.

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