Locatelli, 23, joined Sassuolo in 2019 after leaving AC Milan for a fee of £12.6 million. Since his arrival at the Mapei Stadium, the talented midfielder has appeared in 99 matches across all competitions, directly contributing to 18 goals.
Locatelli’s stock has continued to rise following what was a hugely impressive Euros 2020 tournament for eventual winners Italy.
Juventus are thought to be the frontrunners to sign the 23-year-old, who is expected to leave this summer.
The ‘Old Lady’ aren’t the only club interested in Locatelli, with Mikel Arteta’s Gunners also rumoured to be interested.
When asked about the possibility of the Gunners signing Locatelli, Romano, who spoke on the ‘Don Robbie‘ YouTube channel, said:
“Talking about him, I see rumours of an Arsenal bid, and this is what the Sassuolo CEO said some days ago, so we know that Arsenal are really serious with Locatelli, so their strategy is a waiting strategy.
“They know the priority of the player is to join Juventus, Locatelli wants to go to Juventus, and until Juventus are in negotiations with Sassuolo, he will push to join Juventus. If they agree, Locatelli will be happy to join Juventus, he is a Juventus fan since he was a baby and he wants to play in the Champions League.
“If this agreement is not completed, keep an eye on Arsenal. They are ready, they are respecting the player, and also the player is appreciating how Arsenal are acting in this deal, saying that they respect his decision to go to Juventus as a priority, but if that deal does not go through with Sassuolo, they will be ready to jump in.”