Gossip: Arsenal willing to pay £69m for Italy star and in-demand right-back


Arsenal don’t seem to have had much trouble convincing Ben White to move to the Emirates. But Manuel Locatelli may need more persuading…

The Sassuolo star is up for grabs this summer and a £34million price-tag has been slapped upon the midfielder after some impressive performances for Italy at Euro 2020.

That hasn’t deterred Arsenal, though, and Fabrizio Romano says the Gunners are willing to meet Sassuolo’s demands.

But the player would prefer a move to Juventus. And since Arsenal are only keen to sign players ‘happy and 100 per cent convinced to join the club’ then they could return to their list of midfield targets, which features Ruben Neves and Houssem Aouar.


Arsenal are also said to be sniffing around Norwich defender Max Aarons.

Mikel Arteta is on the lookout for a new right-back, with Hector Bellerin keen to move on. Atletico Madrid seems to be his preferred destination, which would come as a boost to Manchester United.

Aarons has been linked with seemingly every big club across Europe, with Barcelona, Roma, Bayern Munich and United credited with an interest in the last year.

But The Mirror reckons Arsenal are ready to make their move, with Aarons set to cost around £25million. If Norwich can be convinced to sell…


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