Official – Arsenal Officials Arrive Italy To Seal Deal For “New Pirlo”

Arsenal were heavily involved in the transfer window of last summer.

We were yet again linked a move for AC Milan’s youngster Manuel Locatelli in the summer, this report is according to Calciomercato.

From the report about Arsenal’s attempts to sign Manuel Locatelli:

Our transfer pundit Fabrizio Romano has exclusively learned that Arsenal made an attempt to sign Locatelli last summer. Arsenal chief scout Neil Banfield had scouted the youngster several times last season and made an offer that AC Milan rejected without thinking twice.

Unlikely Donnarumma, Locatelli has already signed his first professional contract with the Serie A side, but he could be offered a new deal if he carry on delivering world-class performances.

AC Milan are so convinced by Locatelli that they could decide to drop Milan Badelj in the January window. Fiorentina are still demanding € 15 million for the Croatian midfielder, but Milan want to spend half than that.

I’m not overly sure how important this EXCLUSIVE is given that we carried a report at the start of the month covering Arsenal trying to sign Locatelli.


Locatelli,18, is an unorthodox  midfielder that is dubbed as the new Andrea Pirlo and been earmarked as the future captain of the Azzuri.

AWith just the two games in Serie A last season, he’s already doubled that this as Milan try to show him that he has a future with them. Two goals in 369 minutes of action is a decent return as well, starting the last three games in Serie A.


He currently earns €300k per year (approx. £5k per week).


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