Despite Sampdoria confidence, Sassuolo are now the favourites to sign Roma striker Gregoire Defrel.
With that in mind, Tuttomercatoweb and Matteo Pedrosi note Sassuolo are in pole position to take the Frenchman back.
The 28-year-old scored 23 goals in two seasons at Mapei Stadium between 2015 and 2017, prior to joining Roma in a €20m deal.
TMW goes a step further, explaining a season-long loan with a €16m option to buy is ‘getting closer and closer’.
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