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Arsenal knee on Juventus midfielder amid Newcastle Interest



Despite failing to close a deal last year, Arsenal is allegedly keen to sign Juventus midfielder Manuel Locatelli once more.

The former member of the AC Milan junior team had a variety of professional options after playing a crucial role in Italy’s Euro 2020 victory.

The 24-year-old decided to leave Sassuolo for Turin on a two-year loan agreement worth €25 million (£21.9 million) with €12.5 million (£11.95 million) in add-ons.

According to, Locatelli was previously connected to either Juventus or Arsenal, and it appears that the Gunners may be interested once more.

The London side believe the deep-lying midfielder would be a good addition to Mikel Arteta’s squad either in the January or summer transfer windows.

Brighton and Newcastle were two other clubs rumoured to be interested in signing Locatelli.

Locatelli’s second season with Juventus has been blighted by muscle fatigue, and it has moved him behind Adrien Rabiot, Leandro Paredes and Paul Pogba in the eyes of club manager Massimiliano Allegri.

With two victories and four draws from their first seven games, Juventus is eighth in Serie A. Before continuing their Champions League campaign against Maccabi Haifa on Wednesday, they will play host to Bologna on Sunday.

Allegri expects that Locatelli and Rabiot will recover from earlier-season ailments in time to play on Sunday.

During Italy’s triumphant Euro 2020 campaign last summer, Locatelli participated in a number of their games, including the final at Wembley as a replacement.

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