Juventus set to go for Locatelli in place of Pogba
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Juventus set to go for Locatelli in place of Pogba

Serie A giants Juventus are set to move for Sassuolo midfielder Manuel Locatelli should they fail to bring Paul Pogba in the summer.

Locatelli has been one of the standout players in the Euro 202 with Sassuolo willing to let the player leave if they can find the right offer for him.

Italian publication Tuttosport via Football Italia states that the Old Lady will find it hard in the race for Pogba, as the high costs of the transfer will complicate the operation. The Frenchman has one year left on his contract, and a return to the Bianconeri – where he spent four years between 2012 and 2016 – has been on the cards for a while.

But While Juve is interested in the player, the report claims that Paris Saint Germain is ahead of the Italians in the race, and his agent Mino Raiola has been in discussion with club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi.

With the Pogba deal looking to be impossible, Juve has been engaged in talks with Sassuolo for the signing of Locatelli whose price had been set at 40 million euros with the player said to be interested in a move to Turin.

The price tag however is expected to rise should the midfielder continue to star with Italy in the tournament.
Apart from Juve, the Italian midfielder is attracting interest from Real Madrid, Arsenal, and Manchester City.

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