GUNNERS FEAR BROKEN TELLI DEAL
Juventus aim to beat Arsenal to Manuel Locatelli by offering £26million plus Radu Dragusin in exchange, reports say.
The Sassuolo midfielder, 23, showed his capabilities on Wednesday by scoring twice in Italy’s 3-0 win over Switzerland.
The Gunners have been tracking the star following his impressive campaign in Serie A.
Boss Mikel Arteta is eager to strengthen his midfield with Matteo Guendouzi, Granit Xhaka and Dani Ceballos heading for the exit door.
Now Goal claims Juventus are hoping to usurp the Premier League outfit as they ready an approach for Locatelli.
And the Bianconeri are readying an official approach to Sassuolo with a £26m offer and hope the inclusion of 19-year-old Romanian centre-back Dragusin will help them seal the deal.
Despite speculation over his future, Locatelli is refusing to comment on the transfer reports.
He said: “ The transfer rumours are] just talk. I will decide after the European Championship.
“I rely on what happens on the pitch, the real things, everything else is just gossip, it’s useless to talk about it.”
18 total views, 1 views today