Juventus have opened talks with fellow Serie A aspect Sassuolo over the signing of Arsenal goal Manuel Locatelli, because the Outdated Woman look to steal a march within the race to signal the Euro 2020 champion.
Locatelli has slightly below two years left on his present contract and paired along with his spectacular kind in the newest Euros, the Italian is angling for a transfer away this summer season.
The 23-year-old has to this point been closely linked to Arsenal and tentatively to Juventus, however this has all modified with current developments.
Italian switch guru Fabrizio Romano has supplied the most recent on the Locatelli scenario, as Massimiliano Allegri’s aspect have made their transfer to attempt to trump the Gunners within the race for the Euro 2020 star.
Romano’s tweet learn: “Juventus met with Sassuolo at the moment. Opening bid for Locatelli: mortgage with obligation to purchase for €30million.
“Sassuolo refused. Negotiations with Juve will proceed as they’re Locatelli’s precedence.
“Sassuolo need €40m as they know Arsenal could be ready to pay this charge.”
The newest revelation will comes as a blow to the north Londoners’ ambition of attempting to convey the Serie A participant to the Premier League for the upcoming 2021/22 season, now figuring out that the midfielder would like to remain in Italy for his subsequent transfer.
Locatelli featured in 34 video games final season in Italy’s prime league, producing a complete of seven purpose contributions throughout the entire marketing campaign.
Coincidentally, Italian journalist Paolo Bargiggia’s prediction seems to be coming true as Juventus transfer a step nearer to securing the signing of the extremely rated midfielder.
He informed Sport Witness earlier this month: “Juventus will take him for positive. The boy mentioned no to Arsenal.
“The method is advanced: Juve are doing all the things to not take him underneath the duty of redemption, whereas Sassuolo push.
“There’s discuss of a €40million operation. Finally, it’s going to do: a method or one other.”
The summer season window is formally open, and it is going to be powerful to maintain up with the comings and goings out and in of the Emirates.
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The Sassuolo linchpin was considered as a potential alternative for the outgoing Granit Xhaka, with the Swiss midfielder near becoming a member of Jose Mourinho at AS Roma.
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