Manuel Locatelli has been repeatedly linked with a move to Manchester City.
The Italian midfielder has been impressive in Euro 2020 this summer scoring two goals in Italy’s 3-0 win over Switzerland.
Sassuolo chief Giovanni Carnevali reveals that Arsenal are the leading contender for Locatelli’s signature among the Premier League clubs.
Man City will have to make a move soon if they want to beat out Arsenal to his signature.
“Juventus are the only Italian club we talked to about Locatelli,” Carnevali told Sky in Italy. “We met last week with (Juventus sporting director Federico) Cherubini.
“There is interest from their side, we haven’t explored all the terms and evaluations, but we have an excellent relationship with Juventus so we will continue these talks.
“It’s true that other clubs from abroad are interested, Arsenal are one of these and they are ahead of everyone else because they tabled the only concrete offer we have received so far.”