Liverpool join the race to sign Euro 2020 star in blow to Arsenal

Liverpool are claimed to be readying their own offer to sign Arsenal target Manuel Locatelli from Sassuolo this summer.

The Gunners were linked with a move to sign the central midfielder before the beginning of Euro 2020, but his performances for eventual champions Italy brought plenty of attention.

Juventus were also keen on his signature before the summer, and were believed to be closing in on his signature, but their failure to find an agreement with his current club Sassuolo looked to be opening the door for Arsenal, but Liverpool now look likely to have ended any hopes of our deal, with La Gazzetta(via Football.Italia) reporting that they are readying a bid.

The player has apparently turned down a move to the Emirates already, as he held out for the switch to Turin where he would be be playing Champions League football going into the new campaign, but we could now both lose out as the Merseyside club aim to come in with their own offer.

The Reds are on the lookout for a replacement for Gini Wijnaldum this summer, with the Dutch international having left on a free transfer at the end of his contract, joining Paris Saint-Germain, leaving a big gap in the starting line-up, which could now potentially be filled by Locatelli.

Will the interest from Anfield end any hopes of landing the Azzurri star?

Patrick

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8 Comments

  1. Sue says:

    OT.. π—˜π˜…π—°π—Ήπ˜‚π˜€π—Άπ˜ƒπ—² | #Arsenal are preparing to offer Granit Xhaka a new contract this summer after Roma failed to make a suitable bid for the midfielder |
    @amylawrence71

    Was that a cheer from Pat?! πŸ˜†

    1. Val says:

      πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

    2. Admin Pat says:

      Why Sue? It was never in doubt lol!

      Just in case anyone doesn’t know about my deep thinking abilities I’ll add this here again….
      https://www.justarsenal.com/granit-xhaka-was-only-joking-about-roma-rumours-and-will-stay-at-arsenal/286831

      1. RSH says:

        wow, props to you pat, you called it 100%. apologies you’ll never get are in order πŸ˜‚

      2. jon fox says:

        Ad PAT, when you first wrote that piece, it cannot have been more than a lucky guess, as even the club and Xhaka cannot possibly have known back then, for sure, which way it would go.

        We still don’t BTW as of right now and yet you now,and already, prefer to gloat!

        That is , I suggest, not a wise nor a sensible way for an Admin in particular to act whether finally proven right or wrong.

        1. Admin Pat says:

          Jon, do you remember the abuse i got at the time?

          I think I have a right to gloat thank you….

      3. Sue says:

        Nice one, Pat πŸ˜†πŸ‘

  2. Durand says:

    If so then expect the same plodding, slow, predictable muddling in midfield.

    All the kings horses and all the kings men could not find ANY partner for Xhaka to reach top 4 again.

    Favoritism rearing its ugly head. Rather see a hungry ambitious Lokogna start over Xhaka if that is the option.

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