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Arsenal transfer news: Man City have same problem with bargain Manuel Locatelli pricetag | Football | Sport

Arsenal and Manchester City are amongst a host of clubs set to battle it out for Manuel Locatelli this summer and now any potential deal could face complications. The midfield powerhouse has seemed destined to leave Sassuolo this summer since the beginning of the year with his future set to be resolved after the European Championships.

Locatelli was excellent in Italy’s 3-0 opening win over Turkey in Rome last Friday.

That performance was backed up with a midfield masterclass last night against Switzerland as the Azzurri won by the same scoreline at the Stadio Olimpico.

The 23-year-old was on target twice for his country to put his name firmly in the shop window.

City have been tracking Locatelli for several months and made their interest known way before Euro 2020.

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Now it’s unlikely they will settle for that figure and they will look to squeeze every penny they can get from the potential deal, particularly following the pandemic.

Locatelli’s performance against Switzerland may just have added on another £20m to Sassuolo’s valuation.

And if Italy continue to soar then his price tag could double by the time the tournament is over.

Speaking ahead of the Euros, Locatelli admitted he was keen to push all transfer talk to the back of his mind.

“It is just gossip. There is such an important competition to play and I am focused on that,” he said.

“It is normal to have rumours about the transfer market, but I will not let myself be influenced by them.’

“It would be a waste of time to think about that, even though I know that after the Euros will have some decisions to make.”

He later added: “I’ll decide my future after the Euros. I talked with Sassuolo board, we know what we’ve to do in July.”

The race for Locatelli, is well and truly on…

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