ARSENAL are reportedly interested in signing Juventus star Manuel Locatelli.
The Gunners’ interest in the midfielder dates back to before his Juve move last year.
Locatelli, 24, snubbed the north Londoners last year as he “dreamed” about joining the Turin giants.
But Arsenal chiefs believe they may now be able to persuade the Italian to change his mind.
According to Calciomercato, the Gunners have checked with Locatelli’s representatives if he would be willing to join the Emirates.
They add that Juventus would be willing to let Locatelli go for the right price.
The old lady signed Locatelli on a first loan deal last year with a £30.8million purchase commitment.
It is reported that Arsenal actually bid £34million for his services back then only to be turned down by the player.
It is also claimed that Locatelli turned down possible Manchester United moves over the summer.
He started Juve’s first five Serie A games this season before being crushed by a muscle injury.
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Locatelli was part of Italy’s winning team at Euro 2020.
The 24-cap ace featured in the final against England at Wembley before joining Juventus.
Since then he has made 49 appearances for the Serie A giants, scoring three goals and providing five assists.
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