'I refuse to get excited': Some Arsenal fans are 'gassed' as Fabrizio Romano drops Locatelli update
Arsenal have seemingly been handed a boost in their pursuit for Italian midfielder Manuel Locatelli following an update on the situation.
According to Sassuolo CEO Giovanni Carnevali via Fabrizio Romano, the Serie A side are in advanced talks with a club abroad for Locatelli.
Carnevali said: “We’re in talks for Locatelli with one club from abroad… and it’s really advanced.”
The Sassuolo CEO added: “We’re gonna meet with Juventus in the next days, but there are no negotiations yet with Juve as Italian clubs are in difficult financial situation.”
Indeed, recent reports have suggested that Locatelli to Arsenal was dead in the water. However, this update from the Sassuolo CEO has seemingly breathed new life into the Gunners chase for the 23-year-old.
The Gunners are keen to sign a midfielder this summer, with the likes of Renato Sanches and Houssem Aouar also linked with Arsenal. Yet progress on Locatelli appears to have accelerated overnight.
Indeed, supporters on social media are buzzing that the race to sign Locatelli is back on the table. Reports in recent days suggest that the midfielder is will join Juventus this summer following Euro 2020.
Here’s what some Arsenal fans had to say on Twitter about Fabrizio Romano’s update on Locatelli…
I refuse to get excited about this because he's definitely using us to pressure Juve https://t.co/Ro6bO13vPx— ∞ (@TheFalseNein) July 8, 2021
Locatelli to the Emirates let’s gooooo and the ceo mentioned it’s really close omdsssssss juve can’t afford him so up the arsenal im so gassed if we get him . https://t.co/Z7T10OsRvO— 💛 (@wr6rr) July 8, 2021
The Locatelli hopes hanging on… https://t.co/ivVnfVfUj6— AFC_CAL (@AFC__CAL) July 8, 2021
It's the hope that kills you 🙃 https://t.co/yjNVH3ZcYc— Z . G (@Zaaak_OSC) July 8, 2021
He’s coming to Arsenal ? 🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹 https://t.co/KswqHPrexk— F.C. Musulman (@PartyArty_) July 8, 2021
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