Liverpool enters the race for Locatelli

Fri 30 July 2021 | 8:20

Playing a key role in Italy’s Euro 2020 triumph, Manuel Locatelli impressed at Euro 2020 with Italy, meeting the target twice against Switzerland, which earned him interest from Juventus, Arsenal, and Borussia Dortmund.

According to 

La Gazzetta dello Sport


 CEO, Giovanni Carnevali, has warned Juventus that one Premier League club has joined Arsenal in the race for Locatelli, Liverpool.

As their top summer target, the Old Lady have 

failed to match Sassuolo’s €40m asking price

 for the 23-year-old midfielder, while Arsenal have already placed an ‘adequate offer’ to Sassuolo.


Desperate to play in the Champions League, the outlet reports that Liverpool has the advantage to sign the Italian and will soon enter the race to sign the product for Milan academy.

The Reds haven’t made a formal bid for Locatelli yet, but they are expected to make their opening move as the Sassuolo has set August 8 as the deadline day for any transfer for their star.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have also been 

linked with a move for Atletico star, Saul

, who despite developing a reputation as one of the best box-to-box midfielders in the world, struggled for regular game time during the 2020-21 campaign.

It’s been reported that the Premier League giants have submitted an official bid of £41m for the Spaniard. 

Simeone is willing to sell him to a Premier League team for a reasonable amount since he plans to acquire a new forward this summer, with Chelsea outcast Hakim Ziyech reportedly identified as one of the potential targets for Diego Simeone.


source: La Gazzetta dello Sport

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