According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Juventus are preparing a new offer to sign Manuel Locatelli, but a meeting between the two clubs has not been scheduled yet.
The 23-year-old is on top of the Bianconeri’s summer shopping list, but they haven’t reached an agreement with Sassuolo yet.
The Neroverdi’s asking price is €40m, a request Juventus can only meet by including one of their young players in a loan offer with an option or obligation to buy.
— La Gazzetta dello Sport (@Gazzetta_it) July 23, 2021
While Radu Dragusin appears to be the favourite to move to the Stadio Mapei in the deal, Juventus and Sassuolo are still negotiating the cash offer the Old Lady must put on the table.
La Gazzetta dello Sport reports Sassuolo expect a loan offer at €5m with an option to buy for a further €20m to be paid by 2023 and bonuses in the region of €7m. Juventus could also include a 25% sell-on clause in their new offer.
Howver, according to Calciomercato.com, Sassuolo had already rejected an initial offer of a two-year loan for €5m with option to buy for a further €25m plus bonuses, demanding €8-10m for the player’s loan, with obligation to buy for €25m and up to another €10m in add-ons.