Juventus are reportedly ‘main the race’ to signal Manuel Locatelli from Sassuolo this summer time. That’s in response to Italian soccer journalist Fabrizio Romano, who claims the Old Lady have ‘all the time led the race’ for the Italy midfielder’s signature following a powerful Euro 2020 marketing campaign for the Azzurri. Juventus will bear a gathering with Sassuolo quickly, with Locatelli apparently ‘nonetheless pushing’ to finish the transfer to Turin. This is dangerous information for Arsenal, who’re thought to have had two gives turned down by the Serie A membership for his or her midfielder in latest weeks. Romano denied that an official bid was made, although, however did say the Gunners instructed Sassuolo ‘they had been ready to supply what they wished’.
The Italian journalist additionally revealed Arsenal’s stance on the Locatelli transfer. The north Londoners are ready to pay Sassuolo’s asking worth of €40million (£34.2m) for the midfielder, however they solely need him to signal if he is ‘100% satisfied to hitch the membership’. The Serie A outfit have already mentioned they may enable Locatelli to go away this summer time if he does certainly need to – which appears to be the case. Sassuolo’s CEO Giovanni Carnevali instructed Tuttosport, through Si : “We’ll resolve [on Manuel Locatelli’s future] after the Euros.” Carnevali continued: “We need to make Manuel [Locatelli] comfortable [selling him this summer]. Many golf equipment from high European leagues are focused on him.” Locatelli himself was additionally quizzed on his future, however remained coy on the matter when requested about it within the aftermath of Italy’s Euro 2020 ultimate victory over England final weekend. “I have never actually considered my subsequent membership to date, I used to be centered on the nationwide staff,” Locatelli instructed Sky Italia. “From tomorrow [Monday] we are going to see what occurs. “I help Juventus? Right now we’re right here for the nationwide staff, so I help Italy.” Do you need an unique pre-season Arsenal preview – each in your inbox and thru your letterbox? Head over right here to seek out out extra and safe your copy!