Arsenal are reportedly showing serious interest in signing Manuel Locatelli in the next summer transfer window. The midfielder is also on loan from Sassoulo.
However, the Italian giants have activated the buy clause in his loan contract. Although, Juventus are also open to selling the midfielder immediately for a quick profit to revive their financial situation.
ARSENAL AND MANUEL LOCATELLI TRANSFER LINKS FULL STORY
According to reports, Arsenal are showing serious interest in signing Manuel Locatelli in the next summer transfer window. The report also claims that the Gunners are leading the race for his signature. He is currently on loan with Juventus from Sassoulo. However, the Italian giants have activated the 32 million clause in his loan deal for the next summer. Although, Juventus are open to selling him in the next summer transfer window for a quick profit.
Hence, Arsenal are now leading the race to sign him. The Gunners also tried to sign Locatelli before Juventus signed him on loan. However, the midfielder only wanted a move to the Italian giants. Hence, it is not a surprise that Mikel Arteta is a plotting a potential move again. The midfielder is also now more open to a move to the Premier League giants. Hence, clubs like Chelsea, Aston Villa and Newcastle United are also in the race for his signature.
JUVENTUS WILL HAVE TO SOLVE THEIR FINANCIAL CRISIS TO AVOID POINT DEDUCTIONS IN THE FUTURE SEASONS
The Italian Football Federation earlier announced 15 points deductions for Juventus. They have also added the reasons for it are financial irregularities and false accounting in the transfers of the players. They were also accused of paying more wages to players under the table during the COVID times. Hence, this is one of the reasons, they are potentially open to selling Locatelli to Arsenal immediately after signing him permanently. Hence, at the moment, they are under all sorts of financial cloud.
The Italian giants will have to sell a number of players on big wages to improve their financial situation. The selling of big wages players will also help them sign new players. Hence, players like Dusan Vlahovic, Fabio Miretti and Manuel Locatelli are linked to moves to Arsenal and other Premier League clubs. There is also a chance other big sales will also happen in the next summer transfer window. They are also on the verge of missing out on Champions League. They are currently 12th in the Serie A table.
Hence, the best shortcut for Juventus to make a entry in the Champions League next season is to win the Europa League this season. Therefore, Arsenal will surely monitor the situations of a number of Juventus players. However, Juventus fans will hope that their team wins the Europa League and solves their financial situation.
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