Football rumors: Arsenal face Italian midfielder Manuel Locatelli


By Press Association 2021

Manuel Locatelli impressed for Italy at Euro 2020

What the newspapers say

Arsenal reportedly ready to pay Sassuolo’s asking price of £ 34million for Italy’s Euro 2020 winner Manuel Locatelli. However, The Sun claim the 23-year-old midfielder would prefer to join Juventus while The Telegraph claim Locatelli wants to play Champions League football next season, which is not in favor of the Gunners.

Mikel Arteta’s men are apparently set to land the Brighton defender Ben Blanc and midfielder of Anderlecht Albert Sambi Lokonga. The Telegraph reports that Arsenal have reached a £ 50million deal for England defender White, who will commit to a contract until 2026 when he returns from vacation. The newspaper reports that Belgium under-21 international Lokonga is also on his way to north London for a fee of € 17.5million (£ 15million) plus € 4.5million ( £ 3.85million) in potential additions.

L’Express says Brighton will use part of the windfall from the Whites deal to try Celtic to sell the French striker Odsonne Edouard, 23.

Chelsea offered a 20-year-old England striker Callum Hudson-Odoi to Bayern Munich as part of an exchange for the German club’s 25-year-old French winger Kingsley coman, according to L’Equipe.

Mirror reports Everton makes deal for winger Andros Townsend, who is a free agent after leaving Crystal Palace, and also says new boss Rafael Benitez is suing Bayer Leverkusen wide man Demarai Gray. The Sun adds that the Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic is about to move to Goodison Park.

Manchester United are the most interested in the England defender Kieran Trippier but Atletico Madrid want to keep their man, according to AS.

Overview of social networks

Players to watch

Alexandre lacazette: The Mirror says Arsenal are looking to sell the 30-year-old French striker in order to fund potential summer activity.

Denzel Dumfries: Inter Milan want to sign the Dutch international from PSV Eindhoven but can only afford to commit to a loan deal, according to Calciomercato.

Clement Lenglet: According to AS, Premier League rivals Everton and West Ham have approached Barcelona over a deal with the 26-year-old French defender.


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