Exclusive: Fabrizio Romano provides update following Arsenal “really pushing” to sign star a year ago

Arsenal really pushed to seal Manuel Locatelli’s transfer a year ago, before he ended up moving to Juventus.

The Italian international has long looked like a top talent in Serie A, having first made a name for himself during his time with Sassuolo, and now there has been speculation that he could move again.

Writing in his exclusive column CaughtOffside, Fabrizio Romano insists that nothing is currently happening with Arsenal and Locatelli, nor with Manchester United and the 24-year-old.

The Gunners were apparently very interested in Locatelli a year ago, but for now it seems fans can expect him to stay at Juventus, based on Romano’s latest update.

“Some reports in Italy have been talking about Manuel Locatelli and a possible move to the Premier League again, so what really is the player’s story in terms of transfer offers from England?” Roman wrote.

Manuel Locatelli in action with Juventus

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“Arsenal were really pushing to sign Locatelli a year ago, but then he wanted to join Juventus. Honestly, as of now I have no further news that Manchester United or Arsenal are in talks with Locatelli’s representatives or with Juventus.

“Remember: the Italian club paid more than 40 million euros to sign him just a year ago. I suspect there’s little chance they’re thinking of letting her go right now.

Surely Locatelli has a great future ahead of him, but will that ever lead us to see him in the Premier League? It seems that it is something that will have to wait, if it ever happens.

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