Roma could try to get the upper hand for Atalanta midfielder Bryan Cristante by offering Gregoire Defrel plus €15m.
Cristante is hot property on the transfer market, wanted by the likes of Juventus, Inter, Napoli, Lazio, Liverpool, Arsenal and Monaco.
According to Tuttosport, the Giallorossi believe they can take the lead in this race by including former Sassuolo forward Defrel as part of the deal.
With an added €15m on top, Atalanta could be swayed into a deal and Cristante would get Champions League football.
Defrel had a dismal campaign at Roma since leaving Sassuolo, managing only one goal – a penalty – and very few appearances due to a series of injuries.
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