Juve need more days to find solution for Locatelli move

by | Jul 31, 2021 10:38

Juventus are struggling to match Sassuolo’s demands to sell Manuel Locatelli, despite having met three times to discuss a possible transfer.

Yesterday, the two parties met for what was expected to be the decisive day for Locatelli’s move to the Bianconeri.

The Italy international has snubbed moves to the English Premier League to join Juventus, but the Old Lady are not able to find a solution with Sassuolo regarding the transfer fee.

Sassuolo CEO Giovanni Carnevali wants at least €40m for the former Milan midfielder and received an offer from Arsenal that certifies the player’s status to thus set a higher value.

The Neroverdi have, according to Sky Sport Italia, set a deadline for the Bianconeri to meet their demands, as they don’t want to prolong the negotiations.

But the two parties have still not reached an agreement, as Juventus are asking for a two-year loan with an option to buy the player with conditions to make it an obligation.

Sassuolo don’t accept the offer in order to protect their interests and Juventus decided to take another three of four days to reflect on the operation.

The parties therefore remain firm on the positions of the last meeting and the only real change was lowering the re-sale percentage from 25 to 15 per cent.

The clubs will reportedly meet again in the coming days to continue the negotiations.

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