Arsenal transfer news
In this article we will bring you all of today’s Arsenal transfer news. Make sure to check back tomorrow for more updates.
Juventus have Locatelli bid rejected
It is no secret that Arsenal have been showing an interest in Sassuolo midfielder, Manuel Locatelli.
Sassuolo’s CEO previously claimed that Arsenal have tabled a bid for the Italian, albeit whilst also mentioning that Juventus want him, with a ‘special’ relationship existing between the clubs.
Sassuolo CEO Carnevali to Sky Sport: “Arsenal have made an official bid for Locatelli. They’re pushing hard to sign Manuel and it’s an important bid… we will see.
Also Juventus want Locatelli and we’ve a special relationship with them. We’ve a new meeting scheduled with Juve”.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 30, 2021
Recent comments on the part of Locatelli also suggested that he would perhaps like a Juventus switch, labelling them a great team:
“Up until now, I haven’t really thought about it, I couldn’t.
“The interest from Juventus is pleasing, they are a great team and I have said it several times.”
However, Juventus now look to have had a bid for Locatelli rejected.
Fabrizio Romano reported that the Serie A side wanted to loan the midfielder with an obligation to buy for €30m next year.
But Sassuolo are said to have rejected said offer and are holding out for €40m as they know Arsenal would pay that:
Juventus met with Sassuolo today. Opening bid for Locatelli: loan with obligation to buy for €30m. Sassuolo refused. Negotiations with Juve will continue as they’re Locatelli’s priority. 🇮🇹 #Juve
Sassuolo want €40m as they know Arsenal would be prepared to pay this fee. #AFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 16, 2021
Arsenal admire Grealish
Elsewhere, Arsenal have been named as an admirer of Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish.
Grealish would be a huge signing for Arsenal and would add some much-needed creativity to their side.
Gunners fans should not get their hope up about a signing, however. As whilst The Athletic did name Arsenal as admirers, they also stated Manchester City is his only realistic destination this summer:
Arsenal are also among those who admire him, but this summer, the only realistic destination is City.
Arsenal struggling to sell Lacazette
Finally, the north Londoners appear to be struggling to offload a player.
As per Duncan Castles, Arsenal would like to sell Lacazette and get his wages away.
However, they are said to be finding it ‘very difficult’ to sell the forward, who now has just one year left on his contract.