Juventus to make first move for player Arsenal also wants

Arsenal could miss out on the signing of the Italian midfielder, Manuel Locatelli as Juventus gets set to make a bid for him.

Gazzetta reported last week that Arsenal is among the European teams interested in a move for the Sassuolo man.

Locatelli has been with the Italian national team squad for Euro 2020 and he has been in fine form.

The midfielder is set to join a bigger club this summer if he keeps performing well and Arsenal wants to be that club.

The Gunners are facing serious competition for his signature and a new revelation from Goal.com could see them miss out.

The report says Juventus is stepping up their chase for him with the Bianconeri now keen to ensure that he remains in Serie A with them.

They are set to offer 30m euros plus one of their budding youngsters (Radu Dragusin) in exchange for the midfielder.

Sassuolo is confident that they have a very fine player on their hands and they are prepared to dig their heels in.

They want 40m euros for his signature and hope to increase that price if he keeps performing well for the Italian national team at the Euros.

Arsenal could struggle to sign him now because Juve is arguably the biggest club in Italy.

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9 Comments

  1. The-Real-Vieira-Lynn-4ever says:

    I feel like I owe Arteta/Edu an apology…never in my wildest dreams did I figure that they would dispel the long-held narrative about our inability to get business done early…it’s clear they’re ahead of the curve when it comes to devising a definitive plan, identifying those who could best fit our NEEDS, then working tirelessly to get those long-planned deals, both in and out, over the line in an expedient fashion…thank you for restoring my faith in this once envied footballing institution

    1. jon fox says:

      TRVL. Somethingof a surprise , to put it mildly, to read your change of heart on MA and EDU. Esp as right now we have in this window signed precisely no one.

      Now I agree with your post but I am majorly surprised that you NOW disagree with your oldself (if I may phrase it in that strange way!)

  2. Yossarian says:

    It’s nice to be “Linked” with so many players, but I won’t get too excited about any of them until they are actually signed. It has occurred to me that starting so many “Rumours” might help create a smokescreen to assist in getting the targets that Arsenal actually want. It’s a better negotiating position if the seller knows you have lots of other options. Make lots of misguiding noise while doing the business that you really want relatively quietly.

    1. jon fox says:

      Yossarian, hmm perhaps! But your post supposes that our would be rivals read JA and take notice of all these endless rumours, which would be rather unlikely, as most Gooners ourselves do not remotely believe most of them.

      INTERESTING THEORY BUT NOT BACKED UP BY MUCH PROPER THOUGHT, ID SAY!

  3. Reggie says:

    Another waste of an article, we are not getting Locattelli.

    1. The-Real-Vieira-Lynn-4ever says:

      I’m surprised you didn’t reply to my incredibly sarcastic post above Reggie!! Cheers

      1. Reggie says:

        I knew it was sarcastic and didn’t want to spoil it TRVL for any takers who didn’t.

      2. jon fox says:

        TRVL IF your above post was truly meant as sarcasm, about which I retain strong doubts, then you need lessons in how to make the sarcasm clear.

        To me it did not come over as sarcasm at all, which IS WHY I DOUBT THAT WAS WHAT YOU INTENDED, despite your latter post.

  4. gunnerforlife says:

    Arsenal has to move and move fast otherwise all the important players we want will be gone to other clubs. The Euros is no excuse for making bids to the right players and we should not wait for the Euros to end, by than all the players will be bought by other clubs.

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