Fabrizio Romano insists Arsenal remain in the hunt to sign Manuel Locatelli from Sassuolo this summer, but is patient with the midfielder, who is keen on Juventus.
The 23-year-old is currently enjoying his time at Euro 2020, where his team is in the final, where they will take on England next Sunday.
Locatelli has lost his first team place since Marco Verratti returned to fitness, but was among their better players when he was selected, although Verratti has shown his value since also returning to the starting line-up.
When he returns to his club, it looks like he’s probably on the go. Arsenal are already believed to have made an offer to sign him, while Juventus are also strongly linked with his signing.
The old lady is expected to try their hand at signing a deal with Neroverdi, although we are believed to be working on our finances as we appear to be strengthening our team and while Arsenal are believed to be willing to announce the signing of Albert Sambi Lokonga, Fabrizio Romano insist they are still pursuing the Italian.
“I can confirm that Arsenal want Locatelli, they consider him a perfect player for Arsenal and the Premier League. But at the moment Arsenal have a smart strategy with Locatelli, the only one they can have in this situation, “Romano added Don Robbie Podcast.
“So they are waiting to see what happens with Juventus, because the player’s priority is Juventus. Locatelli wants to join Juventus, but he does not deny Arsenal, he has the dream of playing Champions League football and joining Juventus because he is Italian.
“But if they can not find a deal, Sassuolo would be open to accepting offers from Arsenal, it is up to the player. So keep an eye on Arsenal, because they are just waiting for them to respect the player, but after this meeting with Juventus we will have some answers about Locatelli’s situation, Arsenal are still there and are still very interested. ”