Manuel Locatelli edging nearer to exit as Sassuolo line up their alternative

Locatelli in demand

Manuel Locatelli has been the topic of a lot switch hypothesis already this summer time.

The 23-year-old had a powerful Euro 2020 marketing campaign, contributing two objectives from central midfield on the Azzurri’s path to lifting the trophy, though he was solely a substitute within the knockout rounds.

His spectacular outings, on high of an excellent season for home facet Sassuolo, have allegedly introduced Juventus and Arsenal to the desk as they struggle for his signature.

Whether or not or not studies that Arsenal have made a bid for Locatelli are true, there may be actually concrete curiosity within the Italian midfielder, as Fabrizio Romano relates.

Regardless of the Gunners’ curiosity, nevertheless, the participant’s desire seems to be to stay in Italy and transfer to Juventus, one thing that would show a blow to Arsenal’s pursuit of his signature.

Sassuolo line up alternative

The saga could also be near coming to a head, nevertheless. In accordance with Italian journalist Di Marzio, Sassuolo have enquired after Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic.

The liverpool central midfielder would, if signed, be a like-for-like alternative for wantaway Locatelli, and would enable any deal to progress way more easily.

Grujic’s final transfer was a spell with FC Porto within the Portuguese league, the place he made 23 appearances. Nonetheless, simply 9 of those had been within the beginning eleven, which did little for his valuation. One other mortgage, then, might properly swimsuit all events.

In the meantime, the deal might show a lift for each Arsenal and Juventus of their pursuit of midfield reinforcement.

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