Arsenal stay in a deal to signal Manuel Locatelli from Sassuolo however Juventus are presently main the race for his signature, in accordance with reporter Fabrizio Romano.
The 23-year-old was a key participant for Roberto Mancini’s Italy group at Euro 2020 as they gained the event after beating England in the ultimate earlier this month.
Locatelli scored two targets in 5 video games on the event and the midfielder has been linked with a transfer away from Sassuolo in current weeks.
Reports in Italy have instructed that Juventus are eager on bringing the midfielder to Turin this summer season as they give the impression of being to bolster their squad forward of the brand new marketing campaign.
Arsenal have additionally been credited with an interest in signing the midfielder, who scored 4 targets and made two assists in 34 Serie A video games final season.
Now, Italian journalist Romano has claimed that Juventus are presently in the driving seat in relation to the potential of signing Locatelli, however Arsenal retain an interest too as issues stand.
Speaking on the Don Robbie YouTube Channel, Romano mentioned: “Juventus are nonetheless main the race. Juventus are front-runners simply because the participant desires to go to Juventus.
“He is a giant Juventus fan. They received the Champions League. He is Italian and he has the chance to remain in Italy.
“The assembly between Juventus and Sassuolo final time was not so constructive as a result of Juventus provided €30m on mortgage with an obligation to purchase. Sassuolo desires no mortgage. They need a everlasting deal for €40m – what Arsenal are ready to supply.
“So Sassuolo favor Arsenal’s bid however Locatelli desires to attend for Juventus. Arsenal won’t wait eternally for Locatelli so they may anticipate some days or some weeks however [then] they’ll transfer to the subsequent goal for a participant satisfied by Arsenal.”
Arsenal will kick off the Premier League season with a visit to Brentford on 13 August.
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