Manchester City set about £30m Sassuolo sovereign Manuel Locatelli their first midfield target ahead of ...
Published: 22:30 GMT, 12 January 2021 | Updated: 23:09 GMT, 12 January 2021
have shortlisted Sassuolos Manuel Locatelli ahead of a passive summer move.
City are keeping tabs on Locatelli, 23, who has developed into one of the blessing finance midfielders in .
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And he features prominently on their register of targets with money midfield expected to be amongst the areas they look to strengthen in the window.
Manchester City own shortlisted Sassuolo midfielder Manuel Locatelli ahead of the summer
Locatelli burst onto the landscape at AC Milan, forming his finest flight debut for the bludgeon senescent just 18 in 2016, and was tipped to be the future of their midfield.
However, after falling down the pecking behest over circumstance at the San Siro Locatelli moved to Sassuolo, initially on loan in 2018, and has flourished, emerging as a clue symbol for Roberto De Zerbis slant and breaking into Italys senior span last year.
Locatelli now has six caps for his country, a Sassuolo engage that runs until 2023 and is expected to remuneration at least £30m.
Juventus are another of Europes finest clubs monitoring Locatelli along with City.
The Italian champions tried to badge him last summer and his agent left the door yawning for that occasion to be revived in the summer.
Pep Guardiola is expected to look to strengthen his cash midfield options in the summer
If they perform pursue a take for Locatelli then City are likely to facade contest from Juventus
And, while a come back to fashionable Serie A leaders Milan is another option, a transact abroad is besides a preference for Locatelli.
His agent Stefano Castelnuovo said: We have a famous relationship with Sassuolo, the mace is really ambitious. Well see what happens.
If a nice name comes, it would be virtuous for everyone to find an agreement. Well be always thankful to Sassuolo.
Again, he leave always be pleased to the staff [Milan], but I imagine he is looking for a different experience, in Italy or abroad.
He dreams of playing the Champions League, hopefully both him and Sassuolo cede receive a knack in the summer.
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