Juventus and Sassuolo are meeting with a greater frequency to negotiate for Locatelli: there was a third meeting that did not result in a deal being made.
Both clubs are waiting for news to give a push to a complicated negotiation because of the high interest for the player.
Juventus rates Manuel Locatelli as a player that could become a fixture in their lineup, but don't want to pay until that moment in time. Sassuolo is using Arsenal's offer to confirm the player's current top status and are also using it to raise the price.
Sassuolo doesn't want to draw out the negotiations. The club understands that offers, outside the one from Arsenal, will arrive from around Europe. Juventus acknowledges this fact and do not want to draw out negotiations as well.
Locatelli underwent his medical visits today before being called up to join the rest of the Sassuolo squad on Monday.
Today's meeting did not change much: Juventus, represented by Cherubini, wanted to understand if Sassuolo changed their position on 2 important points, the 2 year loan and the obligation to buy.
The Neroverde are not open to a 2 year loan and will only accept an option to buy if it easily attenable. Sassuolo have not changed their position on these crucial points and Juventus have decided to take another 3 or 4 days to reflect on the potential move.
The only agreement made is on the percentage of the future fee: between 15 to 25 percent. The clubs will meet again in the coming days to see if there are compromises to be made after today's meeting.