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Positive developments on the Locatelli front – Here’s Juve’s reported offer

July 27, 2021 - 5:15 pm

In the next few days, a long-lasting soap opera could finally reach its happy ending. Manuel Locatelli has been linked with a transfer to Juventus for several months, but an agreement with Sassuolo is still missing.

However, JuveNews reports that the last few days witnessed some positive developments in the negotiations between the two clubs.

Although the report believes that Miralem Pjanic has suddenly become an easier target to land – with Barcelona desperate to sell in order to make room for Lionel Messi’s wages – the path towards Locatelli’s signing is also reachable at the moment.

The agreement between the Bianconeri and the Emilians should reach 30 million euros in cash plus bonuses, with Sassuolo also gaining the services of Juve’s young defender, Radu Dragusin – at least if the source is to be believed/

The Romanian’s future at the club has been a topic of great debate, with conflicting reports emerging on daily basis. However, one thing is for sure, the Old Lady is edging closer towards landing her primary summer transfer target.

On the other hand, if Pjanic were to arrive as well, it could well mean that Max Allegri is planning on deploying his old pupil in the Regista role once again, whilst the Italian could be used as a box-to-box midfielder.

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    Martinn July 27, 2021 at 6:08 pm

    Dragusin better be buy back

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    juvemania July 27, 2021 at 6:42 pm

    pjanic never a good regista. compares him with the like pirlo, gianicheda, Deschamps, i don’t know why we should take pjanic? especially with locatelli is very good at diagonal ball and shielded the CB both for the national team and sassuolo.

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    Frankie July 27, 2021 at 11:51 pm

    With Arthur missing for 3 months it is the perfect opportunity for Fagioli to be given a chance. Why rely on a 31 year old who is not entirely comfortable in the regista role and comes with high wages. Look at Italy’s midfield – all great Italian players, yet Juve has had no Italian in the middle of the park since Marchisio. Obviously Locatelli improves that situation but it’s time to also give some room to young Italian talent at Juve.

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      Non Deluded Juve Fan August 5, 2021 at 3:28 pm

      Fagioli is not 45+ yo player, he wouldn’t have an ounce of chance under Allegri.

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    Mateo July 29, 2021 at 12:57 pm

    The likes of Edgar David’s, Juventus legendary icon…pjanic or locateli to play in the middle of the field with rabiot..