Manuel Locatelli enticed by interest from abroad
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Manuel Locatelli enticed by interest from abroad

Recent Arsenal transfer news includes remarks from rumored midfield target Manuel Locatelli on his future amid speculation about his replacement for Granit Xhaka at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal have already been offered optimism about a summer transfer for Manuel Locatelli.

As an 18-year-old on the books of Serie A heavyweights AC Milan, the Sassuolo midfielder was first identified as a target for the Gunners back in 2016.

Locatelli, at 23 years old and with more experience, is a senior Italy international who has been linked with moves to Juventus and Premier League champions Manchester City.

Arsenal, on the other hand, seems to be on the verge of signing the midfielder as a possible replacement for Granit Xhaka, who is scheduled to join AS Roma this summer.

According to Reddit, the Gunners are willing to offer €40 million (£34 million) for Locatelli as Edu attempts to complete the club's first summer transfer window transaction.

Getting a transaction over the finish line, though, may be more difficult than it appears.

According to the aforementioned source, Locatelli, who made an impression in Italy's Euro 2020 opener against Turkey last Friday, prefers a move to Juventus, which poses a problem for the north London club.

Especially as the 23-year-old has previously hinted at a summer departure from Sassuolo.

According to Football Italia, he mentioned this before the Euro 2020 opening against Turkey last week, "It’s just talk. I will decide after the European Championship,". "There’s such an important competition to play in, and I’m only focused on this.

"I rely on what happens on the pitch, the real things, everything else is just gossip, it’s useless to talk about it."