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Wednesday August 21 2019
Saint-Etienne push for Defrel

Saint-Etienne, Sampdoria and Sassuolo are the favourites for Roma striker Gregoire Defrel, with the Ligue 1 side surging forward.

The 28-year-old has just returned from a loan spell with Sampdoria, where he scored 12 goals in 39 competitive appearances.

He is expected to go out on another loan with option to buy and a return to Samp is certainly possible.

This is especially true because their new Coach is Eusebio Di Francesco, who Defrel already worked with at both Sassuolo and Roma.

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Monday August 5 2019
Defrel to Cagliari off again?

Gregoire Defrel’s proposed move to Cagliari from Roma risks collapsing again over payment method.

The transfer seemed to be back on after Cagliari brought forward talks to sign Defrel on loan with a €15m obligation to buy from Roma next summer.

However, Calciomercato.it reports the two clubs have yet to reach agreement over how the fee will be paid.

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Thursday August 1 2019
Defrel-Cagliari back on track

Gregoire Defrel is back in negotiations with Cagliari for a €16m move from Roma after talks were abruptly abandoned.

The forward spent last season on loan at Sampdoria, scoring 12 goals with two assists in 39 games between Serie A and the Coppa Italia.

A deal had been practically done for €15-16m between loan and obligation to buy, but the two clubs walked away from the negotiating table yesterday.

According to Calciomercato.it, Sky Sport Italia and other sources, that was only a hiccup and they are back in discussions over the details.

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Wednesday July 31 2019
Defrel's Cagliari move called off

Roma and Cagliari have walked away from negotiations for Gregoire Defrel, claim Sky Sport Italia, after a breakdown in talks.

The move seemed to be all done and dusted, a loan deal with option to buy for a total €16m.

However, Sky Sport Italia claim this evening that a series of disagreements over various elements prompted them to abandon the discussion entirely.

Defrel turned 28 last month and spent last season on loan at Sampdoria.

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Wednesday July 31 2019
Defrel in permanent Cagliari move

Gregoire Defrel’s move to Cagliari is imminent after he was left out of Roma’s squad for their friendly against Perugia.

Sky Sport Italia reported on Tuesday that Cagliari had agreed a loan deal for Defrel with a €16m option to buy.

However, Gazzetta dello Sport writes the Sardinians will sign the striker on a €3m loan with obligation to buy for €12m plus €3m in addons.

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Tuesday July 30 2019
Defrel closer to Cagliari

Cagliari are very close to securing Roma striker Gregoire Defrel, on loan with option to buy for a total €16m.

According to Sky Sport Italia, the deal is practically done and he should undergo a medical later this week.

Talks have been progressing for some time, as Defrel returned to the Olimpico after his loan spell at Sampdoria, where he scored an impressive 11 Serie A goals in 36 games.

It’s expected to be another loan with option to buy at the end of the season, with the total cost of the operation at €15-16m.

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Monday July 22 2019
Two follow Rog to Cagliari?

After Marko Rog passed his medical, Cagliari are hoping to supplement his arrival with deals for Nahitan Nandez and Gregoire Defrel.

Rog underwent medical tests on Monday morning and will be confirmed as a Cagliari player imminently.

However, the Sardinians are not stopping there as Goal.com reports they want Defrel to partner Leonardo Pavoletti in attack.

Although Roma want €13m for the Frenchman, the website expects an agreement to be found as there is a good relationship between the two clubs.

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Wednesday July 10 2019
Cagliari agree Defrel terms

Cagliari have agreed terms with Roma to sign striker Gregoire Defrel for €12m, with Diego Farias heading to Lecce instead.

The 28-year-old forward was purchased from Sassuolo in 2017 for a total €20m, but sent out on loan to Sampdoria in 2018-19.

According to Sky Sport Italia, Cagliari have worked out a €12m deal with Roma and they are just waiting for Defrel to give the all-clear.

In turn, the Sardinians are ready to send striker Farias to newly-promoted Lecce following his loan spell at Empoli.

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Tuesday July 2 2019
Barella wants Inter, Roma turn to Veretout

Nicolò Barella reportedly confirmed he only wants to join Inter, so Roma are offering Gregoire Defrel to Fiorentina for Jordan Veretout instead.

Cagliari had accepted Roma’s proposal of €35m plus Defrel for Barella, but the Italy international has his heart set on San Siro and working with Antonio Conte.

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Sunday June 30 2019
PSG join Barella battle too

While Inter make a new offer to counter Roma for Nicolò Barella, it’s reported Paris Saint-Germain could dive in with a €50m bid for the Cagliari midfielder.

Le10sport.com report that the Ligue 1 champions have offered €50m for the Italy international, as they have missed out on several transfer targets, such as Napoli midfielder Allan, Lyon man Tanguy Ndombele and Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

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