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Wednesday November 20 2019
Defrel blow for Sassuolo

Sassuolo have been dealt a blow after striker Gregoire Defrel picked up an ankle injury.

Sassuolo’s official website explains Defrel pulled up in training on Wednesday and was later found to have suffered an injury to the capsular ligaments in his left ankle.

The Frenchman only returned to the Neroverdi from Roma over the summer.

Despite commanding a reported €16m, he has managed just one goal in eight appearances so far this season.

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Tuesday September 24 2019
De Zerbi: 'Defrel a revelation'

Sassuolo Coach Roberto De Zerbi targets victory in Parma, while admitting Gregoire Defrel is “a revelation” and Domenico Berardi “among Italy’s top five talents.”

It kicks off on Wednesday at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT), click here for a match preview.

The Neroverdi have won both home games comfortably and lost both away, so will be on their toes for this trip to the Tardini.

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Wednesday September 4 2019
Defrel: 'Get me on your fantasy team'

Gregoire Defrel is so confident he’ll rediscover his scoring touch at Sassuolo that he urged people to “get me on your Fantasy Football team!”

The Roma striker returned to his old club, but had been on the verge of extending his Sampdoria stay or joining Cagliari during the final days of the transfer window.

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Friday August 30 2019
OFFICIAL: Roma sign Smalling, sell Defrel

Roma have officially signed Manchester United defender Chris Smalling on a season-long loan and sent Gregoire Defrel back to Sassuolo.

Roma have paid €3m to take Smalling on loan for the 2019-20 campaign but have not negotiated an option to buy.

The 29-year-old joined United from Fulham in 2010 and went on to make over 300 appearances for the Red Devils, winning two Premier League titles, two domestic cups and the Europa League.

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Thursday August 29 2019
Defrel agrees Sassuolo return

Sassuolo have agreed a deal to bring back Roma striker Gregoire Defrel on loan with obligation to buy.

It was reported earlier that Sassuolo had overtaken Sampdoria in the race for Defrel.

Now, Gianluca Di Marzio and Calciomercato.com are reporting an agreement has been reached for the Frenchman to return.

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Thursday August 29 2019
Sassuolo favourites for Defrel

Despite Sampdoria confidence, Sassuolo are now the favourites to sign Roma striker Gregoire Defrel.

Samp President Massimo Ferrero said on Tuesday evening that he was expecting the green light from Defrel.

However, subsequent reports claim the Blucerchiati are close to taking Fiorentina hitman Giovanni Simeone on loan.

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Wednesday August 28 2019
Rigoni and Simeone for Samp

Sampdoria are reportedly close to both Zenit’s Emiliano Rigoni and Fiorentina striker Giovanni Simeone, on loan with option to buy.

According to Sportitalia and Tuttomercatoweb, negotiations are down to the details for Rigoni following today’s meeting with the Russian club.

It would be a loan with option to buy, that becomes an obligation once he has played a certain number of games.

This is a return to Serie A after Rigoni’s disappointing six months with Atalanta last year.

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Wednesday August 28 2019
Ferrero: Defrel to Samp, Vialli...

Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero says Gregoire Defrel will return from Roma but that Gianluca Vialli’s proposed takeover is ‘the joke of the summer’.

Competition for Defrel has been fierce, with Cagliari long on his trail and Sassuolo threatening to break through.

However, Ferrero is ‘more than confident’ the striker will be back at Samp soon.

“Defrel will give us the green light tomorrow,” he told reporters in Milan.

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Monday August 26 2019
Cagliari and Sassuolo back for Defrel?

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.

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Thursday August 22 2019
Roma in Kalinic talks

Roma are in negotiations to take Nikola Kalinic from Atletico Madrid, on loan with option to buy, claim Sky Sport Italia.

The former Fiorentina and Milan striker is already 31 years old and on the outskirts of the Atleti project after his €14.5m move last summer.

A new forward is required, as Gregoire Defrel is on the verge of a transfer to Sampdoria, while Patrik Schick is wanted by RB Leipzig and Schalke 04.

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