Arsenal are looking to be stealing a March on other interested clubs in the race to sign Sassuolo star Manuel Locatelli this summer. The midfielder is currently one of the hottest properties in the world of football at the moment and is also one of the most sought-after especially after the impressive campaign he had with his country Italy at the Euros. Sassuolo are already resigned to losing their star player and his departure from the Italian club seems like it’s now a matter of when and not if he will be leaving this summer.
Juventus are also hot on the chase of the player and Sassuolo’s president has already confirmed that they will hold talks with the Italian Serie A giants even though there are other clubs interested in snapping him up. Juventus and Arsenal appear to be the two leading clubs on the queue and a deal could be struck for the player in the coming days with any club willing to meet Sassuolo’s demands.
23-year-old Locatelli shone for Italy with a couple of impressive displays and played a part in helping Italy to win the Euros against England in the final. Sassuolo are said to be demanding a sum of around £34 million before letting go of their prized asset and according to respected transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano, Arsenal will be more than willing to pay that sum in order to complete the signing as quickly as possible.
The Italian club’s president confirmed that Juventus had already held the first round of talks with them over a possible transfer and that the next round could see the deal be sealed as they want to know whether or not they will need to start looking for the player’s replacement before the new Italian Serie A season starts next month.