Report: Arsenal make formal offer for player with 2 goals and 1 assist at Euro 2020
Arsenal have reportedly made a formal offer for Manuel Locatelli.
However, Arsenal may not be frontrunners for Locatelli’s signature.
Sassuolo have reportedly held a positive meeting with Juventus over the 23-year-old.
Juve have apparently proposed €30m (around £25.5m) plus young defender Radu Dragusin.
Meanwhile, Locatelli reportedly prefers a potential switch to Juve over the other options on the table.
As well as Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund have apparently tabled a bid too.
Arsenal reportedly eyeing Euro 2020 rising star
Locatelli came through the ranks at AC Milan and joined Sassuolo on loan in 2018.
A year later, the Neroverdi paid a reported £12.6m to sign him permanently.
Locatelli has made 99 appearances for Sassuolo, including 34 last season.
However, the rising star is now truly making a name for himself at Euro 2020.
He has registered two goals and one assist from Italy’s three group games.
“Decisions to make”
Earlier this month, Locatelli admitted he may have a tough decision to make on his future once the Euros are over.
“It is just gossip. There is such an important competition to play and I am focused on that,’ he told reporters at Italy’s training camp, via Metro.
“It is normal to have rumours about the transfer market, but I will not let myself be influenced by them.
“It would be a waste of time to think about that, even though I know that after the Euros will have some decisions to make.”