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Juventus close to unlocking Manuel Locatelli deal

Juventus are now said to be close to unlocking a potential deal for Sassuolo midfielder Manuel Locatelli this summer.

La Gazzetta dello Sport have reported about Locatelli’s future and Juve’s interest in the Italian. They claim that since Atalanta have now made Merih Demiral’s signing official and the finances from that will be used to bring in the ex-Milan man this summer.

The Bianconeri will earn a fee of 30 million from Demiral’s permanent sale in the future and their current offer to Sassuolo for Locatelli stands at 5 million over a two-year loan deal and the buying option at 20 million plus bonuses of 7 million. On top of that, they also want to give a 25 percent sell-on clause to the Neroverdi, who want a cash deal of 35 million right away.

Demiral’s move to Atalanta will help Juventus come close to signing Locatelli and a meeting for Miralem Pjanic could take place soon.

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