According to recent reports, Italian giants Juventus have made the first move for Sassuolo midfielder Manuel Locatelli.
That’s according to a recent report from Goal’s specialist Juventus journalist Romeo Agresti, who claims the ‘Old Lady’ have put a formal offer on the table.
— Romeo Agresti (@romeoagresti) July 16, 2021
Agresti claims the Turin-based club have offered Sassuolo €30m in exchange for the highly-rated playmaker.
However, looking to recoup a much higher fee, it has been noted that Sassuolo is demanding closer to €40m, prompting the Juventus hierarchy to make a tough decision.
It was reported earlier this week by leading football journalist Fabrizio Romano that Premier League Arsenal is waiting to see if Juventus can reach an agreement with Sassuolo.
If the Black and White club is unable to agree on a transfer for the 23-year-old, then the Gunners are expected to make their move.
As things stand, it certainly appears to be advantage Juventus – however, in football, as we all know, anything can happen.