Arsenal have been joined by an unnamed English club in the race to sign Manuel Locatelli, though the midfielder’s preference remains a move to Juventus.
The north London side made a bid to sign the Sassuolo star earlier this summer following his impressive performances during Italy’s victorious Euro 2020 campaign, with Locatelli starring during the Azzurri’s run to the final.
The 23-year-old is expected to leave Sassuolo this summer with a number of clubs interested and the club’s CEO, Giovanni Carnevali, has confirmed talks will be held with Juventus over a potential deal this week.
Carnevali revealed that Locatelli’s preference is to move to the Bianconeri this summer, despite interest from both Arsenal and an unnamed Premier League club who have now joined ‘the race’ for his signature.
“Tomorrow we’ll have a direct contact with Juventus for Locatelli. He wants to join Juve,” he told Sky Italia.
“We’d be happy to sell Manuel (Locatelli) to Juve… but they need to pay the right fee.
“Arsenal made a bid to sign him and also a new English club is now in the race”.
Reports in Italy have suggested that Liverpool or Spurs are the other English side to have made an offer.