CM: Transfer decision sees Milan out of the race for Juventus target Locatelli – the income from his sale

By Oliver Fisher -

A return to AC Milan for midfielder Manuel Locatelli is not on the cards at present as the Rossoneri chose to go down another path, a report claims.

Locatelli joined Milan’s youth system back in 2009 when he was just 11 years of age from Lombardy rivals Atalanta, and spent nine years at the club prior to leaving in summer 2018.

Since moving to the Sassuolo he has established himself as a key member of the starting XI, particularly under current boss De Zerbi, with some fans calling for Milan to try and bring him back.

According to Calciomercato.com though, Locatelli is not on the list of reinforcements that Milan are working on at present. Although the player looked back favourably upon his time Milanello earlier in the week, it is in fact Juventus who are showing the most interest at the moment.

Milan have never thought about the return of Locatelli because their choice was to invest in Sandro Tonali for the holding midfield position. Sassuolo meanwhile know they have pulled off a bargain deal having signed Locatelli for €10m plus another €2m in bonuses, while the Rossoneri do not have a buy-back clause.

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