The 23-year-old was a dominant force in the heart of Roberto Mancini’s side and capped the display off with two well-taken goals.
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The all-action Italian has already stated discussions over any future decisions will have to wait until after the ongoing Euro 2020 competition.
But it would certainly seem there is a conversation to be had as interest from Juventus becomes common knowledge and the Serie A side’s own director has admitted they ‘want to make Manuel [Locatelli] happy’.
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Signing a Wijnaldum replacement must be high on the list of summer transfer priorities for Jurgen Klopp.
Albeit only a sample size career, by comparison, Locatelli has been relatively injury-free up until now – a factor that makes the potential deal all the more appealing.
Valued at £31.5million and under contract until 2023 at the Mapei Stadium (Transfermarkt), the reported £34million asking price should be one Liverpool are all over – especially following the impresive Euros displays.