Report: Juventus fail to reach agreement over Arsenal-linked Manuel Locatelli
Arsenal might well find themselves back in the mix to land Manuel Locatelli this summer, after Sassuolo and Juventus once again failed to agree a deal.
It’s common knowledge that Locatelli is pushing for a move to Turin. He wants to join Juventus, with both Juve and Sassuolo aware of the situation.
However, per a report from Tuttomercatoweb yesterday, a fresh round of talks has failed to yield a result for the Italian giants.
It’s suggested that Juventus are still falling short of meeting Sassuolo’s demands for Locatelli. Those demands are thought to be around the £34m mark. Further, it’s also claimed that the Serie A side have now set Juve a deadline of next week to agree to their terms.
Of course, that could potentially open the door for Arsenal to slip under the radar. It’s already been reported that the Gunners have agreed to pay that £34m fee for Locatelli. But the midfielder’s desire to remain in Italy has, so far, ensured no deal.
Arsenal completed the £50m signing of Ben White on Friday. The Brighton man joins the club along with Nuno Tavares and Albert Lokonga this summer.
Door open for Arsenal with Locatelli?
Juventus are making a real hash of getting this deal over the line and if ever Arsenal had a chance, it’s now.
It’s clear Juve are struggling for funding and their giant wage bill in Turin won’t be helping matters for them either.
If Arsenal are serious about Locatelli, then this week is the time for them to swoop. There’s also word of Liverpool and Barcelona now being keen, so it’s clear teams are keeping tabs.
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