According to reports, Arsenal and Juventus are pursuing Manuel Locatelli, but Sassuolo does not intend to sell.
The Italian midfielder’s performance in the 2020 European Cup is particularly outstanding, which has aroused interest around him in the past few weeks.
The 23-year-old made a breakthrough by scoring two goals, beating Switzerland 3-0 and advancing to the round of 16.
For the Italian national team, they will perform well in the final against England. Who hardly escaped the upset of Denmark, July 11 at 9:00 PM (London time).
In the past few weeks, Locatelli’s name has been associated with Juventus because the club hopes to get rid of Cristiano Ronaldo’s huge contract with him.
few days ago, According to reports Juventus increased their offer for the young midfielder to 40 million euros (47.2 million US dollars) as they will meet with Locatelli’s hometown club Sassuolo this week.
Sassuolo CEO Giovanni Carnevali said that so far, only Arsenal has submitted a bid to Locatelli, and it looks like this will be a two-club game.
Both Arsenal and Juventus are bidding for Locatelli, but his hometown club may just be testing the waters to see how much they can get.
Reported Although Carnevali has conducted in-depth negotiations with a foreign club that has not been clearly named, but is not in a hurry to sell their budding superstar, it can be inferred that it is indeed Arsenal.
Carnevali also stated that they will wait until Locatelli returns from Euro 2020 before discussing his future, because they do respect his opinions.
“We will talk about Locatelli after the end of the Euro 2020. We want to keep him calm until Sunday. We have received an important offer for him and negotiations are ongoing,” Carnevali said.
“We met with Juventus and we made an appointment next week, but all this needs to be evaluated.”
In an interview with Sky Sports, Carnevali revealed that his team and other members are also involved in the transfer.
“We have received an offer from Locatelli, but Domenico Berardi, Giacomo Raspadori and Jeremie Boga have also requested it,” the executive said.
However, the clubs are not in a hurry to sell because they have already taken action during this transfer window to ensure that they retain their main players before 2021-2022.
This includes the sale of Malone to Shakhtar Donetsk in the Ukrainian Premier League, Federico Di Francesco joining Spar in Serie B, and the sale of Gianjacomo Magnani to Verona, Greece.
“Our policy is not to try to sell a lot of players. We have already sold Malone, we don’t need to sell another one,” Carnevali said.