The Italy international prefers Turin as his next destination and might be confirmed as Juve’s newest acquisition in the near future. Juventus are close to completing Manuel Locatelli’s long-awaited transfer from Sassuolo.
Goal understands that the Turin giants have been pursuing the Italy midfielder for weeks and are in the final stages of negotiations. A agreement might be reached as early as Friday, giving Massimiliano Allegri’s side a big boost ahead of the start of the 2021-22 Serie A season.
With only one week until the start of Juve’s Scudetto campaign, the club is eager to finalize Locatelli’s arrival as soon as possible. Even though he drew interest from the Premier League, the player has made it clear that Turin is his preferred destination, with Arsenal being considered as a possible buyer.
On Friday, the Bianconeri are hoping for a decisive breakthrough in the negotiations. Sassuolo representatives are scheduled in Turin that day to continue discussions with their Juve colleagues, and if talks go smoothly, the deal might be completed that day.