‘We’re waiting’ – Juventus warned as rivals hold firm on Arsenal target’s asking price

Arsenal and Juventus have both been strongly linked with a move to sign Sassuolo’s Manuel Locatelli this summer, with the player seemingly making his intentions clear.

The Euro 2020 winner appears to have his heart set on a move to the Allianz Stadium this summer, whilst the Old Lady continue to juggle their finances in a bid to acquire the squad wanted to return to the top of the Serie A table.

It has been reported that we have already sent an offer which meets the asking price of the Neroverdi, but the player is still believed to be holding out for a move to Juve, but Sassuolo’s latest comments come across as though they are getting frustrated with negotiations.

“We’re waiting for the right bid for Locatelli… if it doesn’t arrive, he’ll stay here, Sassuolo CEO Giovanni Carnevali told Gazzetta Dello Sport(via the Mirror).

“We’re not going to sell our best players later in August.”

It remains to be seen whether we will be able to convince the 23 year-old to move to the Emirates if negotiations fail between the two Italian sides, but we surely have to take note of what is happening as the two sides appear to be struggling to come to an agreement.

I still feel like Locatelli should be top of our wishlist as we look to shore up our midfield, and believe he and Thomas Partey together would give us an edge over most teams in the division.

Could the Azzurri star change his stance on a move to Arsenal if it is made clear that Juve are not willing to pay the asking price?


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  1. It might not just be Arsenal that Locatelli doesn’t fancy, but England itself. Playing in the rain all the time + long cold dark winters isn’t to everyone’s liking. If that is the case then he won’t be happy and it will be a waste of time and money.

    1. Exactly right, Yossarian. Even the convicts sent to Australia in 1788,didnt want to return to the British weather, when their 7 years were up. Plenty of land and good weather in a wilderness, were preferable to an uncertain future in “civilized’ Britain and its weather. 🌞☔

  2. Nope, move on. Any of bissouma renato sanches zakaria or koopmeiners would do just fine. Any signing made from now will not be ready for the start of the season when you also factor in possible quarentine period. With that said I would like to see lokonga partey smithrowe trio start against Brentford.

  3. I like the CEO saying they will not wait and sell their best player in August. That’s how to do proper business.

    Had all of June and July to focus on transfers, 60 days.

    August is time to focus on squad you have and getting them ready for season in a couple weeks.

    Not chasing your tail and a wish list hoping someone is available. This is desperation not preparation.

  4. Just get Bissouma and call it a day. He wants to play for us… Locatelli clearly does not want to leave Italy.

  5. Arsenal Fc are just acting like a lower club with no pride..If locatelli isnt seeing who needs him more but has his mind set on Juv.Arteta and Edu should grow some balls and walk away let him go back to sasuola.1 man does not make a team okay.Let him go and kill his career like Rabiot okay..Let’s go for players on ground with the same quality pls..They are wasting time to give us excuses but Arteta and Edu should that If they fail they will surely be sacked no EXCUSES.

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