Locatelli or Pjanic for Juve, but not both

by | Aug 2, 2021 18:48

Juventus aim to sign either Manuel Locatelli from Sassuolo or bring back Miralem Pjanic, but not both, according to the latest reports.

The Bianconeri are aiming to transform their midfield after Max Allegri took over from Andrea Pirlo.

Locatelli is undoubtedly the first choice, but Sassuolo have so far rejected the proposal of a two-year loan with option to buy for a total €35m.

It’s well below the €40m plus €5m bonuses that Arsenal were offering, as Locatelli has his heart set on Juve and will snub any other club.

Meanwhile, Pjanic is desperate to leave Barcelona after just a year, pushed out of the squad by coach Ronald Koeman.

He would be available on loan, but according to Sky Sport Italia transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Juventus will only be open to one of these players and not both.

The only other alternative is if Aaron Ramsey is sold, but that seems improbable right now due to the lack of suitable offers, as well as Allegri praising the Welshman in a new playmaker role in front of the defence.

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