The Italian giants hope to sign the midfielder this summer after their fantastic Euro 2020 campaign
Juventus’ Pavel Nedved has confirmed that talks are underway with Sassuolo over the purchase of Manuel Locatelli, while also confirming that he believes the club’s valuation of the Italian midfielder is fair.
Locatelli was the subject of a strong Juve drive this summer, after helping the Azzurri win the Euro 2020 title with his impressive individual achievements.
But the Turin side may not have an easy path to a transfer, as Arsenal are also interested in the star.
What was said?
“We spoke to Sassuolo and made our offer, which we believe is appropriate for the current climate, with the way finances and the transfer market have been affected by Covid,” Nedved explained. Sport Mediaset on Saturday.
“We are convinced that this is a good offer and that it is the right option. We are always confident, of course there are things in negotiations that need to be clarified and resolved.
“If you want a player and the player you want, that’s clear.”
Juve … or the Gunners?
Sassuolo CEO Giovanni Carnevali unveiled on Thursday that Locatelli’s favorite destination is Turin, but that an unnamed English club are also participating in Arsenal’s earlier offer for his services.
“He wants to join Juve. We would like to sell Manuel to Juve … but they have to pay the right fee,” Carnevali confirmed.
“Arsenal have made an effort to sign him, and a new English club is now in the race,” he added.
Nedved has also raised rumors about the future of Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been linked with a move out of Juve in recent weeks.
“Ronaldo is our player, he has another year left on his contract and we are happy to have him with us,” he said.
“He has guaranteed goals every year, and a lot of them. He is a player at the highest level and we trust him.”