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Juventus’ bid for Locatelli increases due to his Euro 2020 performance

Sun 20 June 2021 | 6:12

Being long admirers of Sassuolo midfielders, Juventus had an offer rejected in April and is reportedly ready to step up their interest by offering a new deal for the 23-year-old midfielder.

Playing in all two of Italy’s Euro 2020 group games, the former Milan midfielder has been among the key players in Roberto Mancini’s squad and his brace against Switzerland was crucial in achieving the Azzurri a 3-0 victory in their second group game.

According to 

Goal

, Juve are prepared to make a part-exchange bid for the midfielder as he is attracting interest from across Europe due to his shining in the European Championship this summer.

Bianconeri hope that a deal with Sassuolo can be sweetened by including one of their rising stars, Dragusin, who is highly rated among the Juve board, but faces fierce competition for places at the Allianz Stadium.

 

However, Sassuolo is likely to hold a strong hand when it comes to any talks as they reportedly value Locatelli at around 

€40m

.

Discussing the speculations,

Locatelli told

a Euro 2020 press conference: "[The transfer rumours are] 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."


source: Goal