Arsenal Challenging Juventus in Race to Sign Italy Standout Midfielder

Juventus have a serious competitor in their pursuit of Manuel Locatelli. The news came directly from Sassuolo CEO Giovanni Carnevali, who spoke to Sky yesterday. “We have received offers from abroad as well, one from Arsenal, which are in the lead because theirs is the only official bid we got so far.”

“The first thing to do right now is to let him have a serene Euro, we did not speak with him or his agents. Juventus is the only Italian club we discussed him with. We met last week with director Federico Cherubini. They are interested, but we did not examine the terms and the evaluations. We have an excellent relationship with them, and we will continue the talks.”

“Maybe the showcase of the Euro will help us get other offers, €40M may no longer be enough to acquire him. The negotiation with Juventus has just started, the reports that circulated were misleading. I would prefer for him to stay in Italy.” The Bianconeri have on their side the fact that the player is prioritizing them and the participation in the Champions League.

The director denied the rumors concerning their other stars. “We have not discussed Domenico Berardi with Milan yet. There is nothing there at the moment. Some foreign teams are eying him, which demonstrates the current difficulties of Italian football. Certainly, there is more money abroad. We got some inquiries for Giacomo Raspadori, but he is super young, and he is not for sale. We have already sold Marlon, our balance sheets are pretty much okay thanks to that.”