Sassuolo chief govt Giovanni Carnevali has confirmed that the Italian outfit are presently locked in talks with an abroad membership about the potential of midfielder Manuel Locatelli sealing a summer season exit. The Italy worldwide, who shall be hoping to start out Sunday’s Euro 2020 remaining in opposition to England at Wembley, has been closely linked with an exit from the Sassuolo in the previous couple of weeks, following a string of fantastic performances on the worldwide stage. Amongst the golf equipment to have been closely linked with a transfer for his signature are Arsenal, who are determined so as to add a brand new central-midfielder to their ranks this summer season as a part of supervisor Mikel Arteta’s summer season overhaul.
But regardless of the Gunners having tabled an official bid for Locatelli’s providers final week, it has since been reported that the 23-year-old has his coronary heart set on becoming a member of Serie A heavyweights Juventus, who are additionally very eager to put their fingers on his signature this summer season. However, a recent replace from Sassuolo chief Carnevali could have hinted that Arsenal are now again into a robust place to signal the central-midfielder, though the membership that the Serie A outfit are presently in talks with has not been named. “We’re in talks for Locatelli with one membership from overseas… and it’s actually superior,” Carnevali mentioned on Sky Italia, as relayed by transfer knowledgeable Fabrizio Romano on Twitter. “We’re going to satisfy with Juventus in the subsequent days, however there are no negotiations but with Juve as Italian golf equipment are in troublesome monetary scenario.” Recently, Arsenal and Juventus have been the 2 golf equipment that have been linked with Locatelli most, that means it’s fairly attainable that this unnamed abroad membership could possibly be the Gunners, though nothing might be licensed.
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But with the Gunners having tabled a concrete bid for him final week it might actually be attainable. Juventus are determined to signal Locatelli simply as a lot as Arsenal, however their monetary troubles might put pay to their aspirations of getting a deal over the road. Arsenal have been long-term admirers of Locatelli, who’s presently valued at £34million, a lot so that they had been in signing him all the way in which again in 2016.