Manuel Locatelli (Lapresse)
Locatelli-Juve: Sassuolo would have offered the bianconeri an onerous loan with mandatory redemption of 35 million plus bonuses. Pjanic remains an alternative
The negotiation between Juventus and Sassuolo for the transfer of Manuel Locatelli seems to have had a robust acceleration in the last few hours. The Emilian club had rejected the first Juventus offer of 5 million for the two-year loan and 25 million for the redemption plus bonus because it was far from the 40 million required for the midfielder’s card. The redemption obligation, then, would only be triggered in the event of qualification for the Champions League in the second season. Juventus would have tried to insert a technical counterpart but it failed to convince the neroverdi.
Locatelli-Juve: found the formula for the loan with mandatory redemption
Arsenal would have been available to match Sassuolo’s request but Locatelli’s will is to move to Turin and that is why the negotiations continue. The Sassuolo sports director, Giovanni Carnevali, seems to have advanced the definitive offer to Juventus in the past few hours: two-year loan of 8-10 million euros and redemption obligation set at 35 million plus 10 bonuses (5 practically discounted and 5 very difficult to reach).
Pjanic-Juve: the Bosnian owner in a friendly match but remains on the market
The new Juventus coach, Massimiliano Allegri, sees Locatelli as the pivot on which to build the midfield for next season and the first goal of the market. However, if the negotiation does not continue on the right tracks, the Turin club does not rule out the return of Miralem Pjanic. Although the blaugrana coach Koeman has lined up him in the friendly with Nastic, the Bosnian is on the market. In addition to Juventus, the former Paratici’s Tottenham would have set their sights on Pjanic.