With a £34.2 million agreement, Arsenal transfer chief Edu is preparing a ‘sensational’ Manuel Locatelli heist.
Manuel Locatelli of Italy is still a target for Arsenal.
According to reports from Italy, Arsenal technical director Edu is looking for a’sensational overtake’ of Juventus in the hunt for Manuel Locatelli. Arsenal is interested in signing Locatelli, despite the fact that Juve is his first destination. Last Sunday, the Sassuolo star helped Italy defeat England in the Euro 2020 final.
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Giovanni Carnevali, the president of Sassuolo, said earlier this summer that Arsenal had made an offer for Locatelli.
Arsenal denied this, but did not rule out the possibility of pursuing the player.
Granit Xhaka is still in talks with Roma about a move to the Serie A club, therefore the Gunners are looking for a midfielder.
Despite Locatelli’s desire for Juve, Italian source Corriere dello Sport believes Arsenal’s interest in him is still “serious.”
Arsenal is seeking to overtake Juventus in the transfer market and persuade the 23-year-old that they are the best club for him.
Arsenal would be willing to match Sassuolo’s £34.1 million (€40 million) asking price.
Meanwhile, Juve is still looking for a method to close the transaction, despite the fact that their financial difficulties make a cash transfer implausible at that price.
Arsenal is becoming a “increasingly serious threat” to Juve in the race for Locatelli’s signature, and the Old Lady must “accelerate” to quell the Gunners’ enthusiasm.
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Fabrizio Romano, a transfer analyst, recently expressed his opinion on the potential of Locatelli joining Arsenal.
Locatelli has not ruled out a move to the Emirates, according to Romano.
“I can confirm that Arsenal is interested in Locatelli; they see him as an ideal fit for Arsenal and the Premier League,” Romano said on Don Robbie.
“Locatelli wants to play for Juventus, but he isn’t ruling out a move to Arsenal. Because he is Italian, he aspires to play Champions League football and join Juventus.
“However, if they are unable to reach an agreement, Sassuolo will consider receiving Arsenal proposals; however, the player’s decision will be final.
“So keep an eye on Arsenal because they’re simply sitting there waiting. They are appreciative of the player.
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