Roma striker Gregoire Defrel has reportedly chosen a return to Sampdoria, despite offers from Cagliari, Saint-Etienne and Sassuolo.
The forward is available on loan with an option or even obligation to buy for approximately €14m.
There was interest from several clubs, including Cagliari and Sassuolo in Serie A, with Ligue 1 outfit Saint-Etienne stepping up their pursuit today.
However, Sportitalia and Sky Sport Italia are confident Defrel has chosen Sampdoria.
He spent last season there on loan, scoring 12 goals in 39 official matches, but would also reunite with former Sassuolo and Roma Coach Eusebio Di Francesco.
It’s believed the presence of the tactician proved decisive.