Arsenal held negotiations with €35m-rated Serie A midfielder

Arsenal are ready to reignite their interest in Juventus midfielder Manuel Locatelli. Despite an impressive start to the campaign, the London giants are still in the middle of a rebuild and their squad will need some improvements over the next twelve months.

With Partey regularly suffering from injuries, a new midfielder could be a priority for the London giants during the next couple of transfer windows, and they’re now being linked with a midfielder they’ve shown interest in in the past. The Gunners are ready to reignite their interest in Italy international.

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has decided that Manuel is not in his plans, so a move away from the Old Lady is probably best for all sides involved. If the Gunners are able to get Locatelli on the cheap to play as a squad option and hopefully push the likes of Xhaka for a starting spot, it could be a smart addition.

The likelihood is due to their fantastic form, he wouldn’t be instantly breaking into the starting eleven, but adding more competition can only be beneficial, especially if they qualify for the UCL ahead of next campaign.

The Bianconeri have fallen off the summit of Italian football in recent years, and Allegri has shown little to suggest that he can turn it around. Unlike a year ago, the Gunners are a team on the up, and it makes sense for the Italian midfielder to ditch Turin for the bright lights of London.