Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Sassuolo are now lining up Liverpool’s Marko Grujic as a replacement for Manuel Locatelli, after claims Arsenal have made a bid for him.
Locatelli on the move?
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 14, 2021
Sassuolo’s CEO said that Arsenal had submitted an offer for Locatelli recently (Athletic)
It seems almost certain that the Italian will leave the Serie A side this summer, although it is not yet known where he will end up.
Good news for Liverpool and Arsenal?
Romano’s latest update may just encourage Arsenal supporters that it could be the Emirates Stadium though.
Sassuolo now appear to be making a move for Grujic at Liverpool, as they prepare a contingency plan for losing their star midfielder.
The news looks intriguing for Arsenal and encouraging for Liverpool too.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are looking to raise funds for their own additions and Grujic’s sale should help add to their own transfer kitty.
Arsenal supporters will now face an anxious wait to see if they will sign Locatelli, or if he’ll move to Juventus.
The £35 million-rated midfielder’s (TMW) stock rose massively at Euro 2020, where he played a big part in helping Italy win the tournament.
And if he was brought to the Gunners he could be an excellent addition to the midfielder alongside Thomas Partey.