The Reds’ perceived participation could have proven to be short-lived as the two Serie A clubs were scheduled to meet once again to discuss a possible transfer.
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Another report from journalist Gianluca di Marzio states that the parties will meet for a fourth time in an attempt to strike a deal for the 23-year-old as the Old Lady stand firm on a loan move with an obligation to buy.
Locatelli is hot property following a superb domestic campaign backed up by playing a key role in Italy’s success at the European Championships this summer.
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Albeit predominantly a defensive midfielder – a role reserved for Fabinho – the Italian is capable of operating in a box to box role at the heart of any side.
Possessing a range of attributes that would make the star the ideal Gini Wijnaldum replacement, whilst Juve may still be favourites, Liverpool would be wise to swoop as soon as possible.