Juventus comes up with an improved offer for Locatelli, Miralem Pjanic loan move eyed

Juventus manager Max Allegri is not ready to give up Manuel Locatelli transfer from Sassuolo, and plotting a loan move to resign Miralem Pjanic from Barcelona.

Miralem Pjanic of Barcelona during the Spanish SuperCup
Miralem Pjanic of Barcelona during the Spanish SuperCup | Photo Credit: IMAGO

Juventus likely to sign Manuel Locatelli with an improved offer

Juventus have been locked in intense transfer talks with Sassuolo over the signing of highly-rated midfielder Manuel Locatelli, who is said to have snubbed interest from Arsenal in favour of joining the Old Lady.

Locatelli caught the eyes of Juve after back to back impressive seasons at Sassuolo, followed by an eye-catching Euro 2020 campaign.

According to a report, the Bianconeri are close to signing the 23-year-old after presenting an improved 30m euros offer to Sassuolo. It is also added that reserves star Marco Dragusin could be included in the deal.

Max Allegri wants a power-packed squad at his disposal ahead of next season and considers Locatelli a pivotal player to his project.

Juventus plotting a loan move to resign Miralem Pjanic

Barcelona midfielder Miralem Pjanic endured a torrid season in La Liga after falling out of favour under Ronald Koeman.

The Bosnian midfielder moved from Juventus to the Nou Camp in a straight swap deal involving Arthur last summer; however things didn’t go in the way, he would have expected.

The Catalans are now open to selling him after one season as they look to balance their books.

Juve are interested in resigning Pjanic as Max Allegri thinks he can add more value to the squad.

According to reports, the Serie A side are plotting an initial season-long loan move for the 31-year-old with an option for another year.

Pjanic flourished in the deep-lying playmaker role under Allegri, and he could reprise that role if he moves to Turin.