Gregoire Defrel’s future is up in the air, as after Sampdoria seemed to have a deal for the Roma forward, Cagliari and Sassuolo have stepped up again.
He spent last season on loan at Samp and was all set to return on loan with obligation to buy for a total €14.5m.
However, Sky Sport Italia and others now report that the paperwork will not be signed because Sampdoria are in the middle of a takeover.
They need the potential new owners of the club to give the all-clear and that doesn’t seem to be happening.
With the Serie A transfer window closing on September 2, it allows Cagliari and Sassuolo to try again for Defrel on similar terms.
He had also been targeted abroad by Saint-Etienne.
Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £9.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://www.premiersports.com/subscribenow