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Tuesday August 8 2017

Defrel: ‘I only wanted Roma’

Gregoire Defrel confirms “I had other offers” to leave Sassuolo “but in my heart and my head there was only Roma”.

The French forward was linked with a move to the Giallorossi in January, but completed a transfer last month on a €5m loan with €15m obligation to buy.

“My agent told me about Roma’s interest and I wanted to come in January,” Defrel confirmed in his presentation Press conference.

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Tuesday August 8 2017
‘No contact with Juve for Strootman’

Roma sporting director Monchi clarifies “I haven’t had any kind of contact with Juventus” for Kevin Strootman.

The Bianconeri are looking for a central midfielder, and it was claimed this morning that they’d made overtures for the Dutch international.

“I haven’t had any kind of contact with Juventus,” Monchi told reporters at Gregoire Defrel’s presentation.

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Sunday July 30 2017
Line-ups: Roma-Juventus

Roma and Juventus meet in Foxborough in a pre-Serie A showdown with Juan Cuadrado and Mattia De Sciglio starting against Aleksandar Kolarov and Gregoire Defrel.

The International Champions Cup tie kicks off in Massachusetts at 21.05 UK time (20.05 GMT).

Serie A begins on the weekend of August 20 and these teams finished in the top two last term.

Douglas Costa was the biggest summer signing for Juve and had been expected to receive his first start, but instead Cuadrado gets the nod, partnering Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic behind Gonzalo Higuain.

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Tuesday July 25 2017
Roma debuts for Kolarov and Defrel

Roma are expected to give Gregoire Defrel and Aleksandar Kolarov their debuts in tonight’s International Champions Cup game with Tottenham Hotspur.

Eusebio Di Francesco’s side drew 1-1 with Paris Saint-Germain in the opening match of the tournament, losing on a penalty shoot-out.

Tonight the Coach will be able to count on new buys Kolarov and Defrel, who could well be thrown in at the deep end as part of the starting XI.

Stephan El Shaarawy, Rick Karsdorp, Alessandro Florenzi and Emerson Palmieri are unavailable.

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Friday July 21 2017
Dzeko: ‘Roma will do well with EDF’

Edin Dzeko says new Roma Coach Eusebio Di Francesco “has clear ideas” and assures “I’m sure we’ll do well”.

Luciano Spalletti left at the end of last season to take over at Inter, with the former Sassuolo Coach returning to the club with whom he won the Scudetto as a player.

“Di Francesco has clear ideas on how to play,” Dzeko said, speaking to Roma TV from Boston.

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Thursday July 20 2017
Monchi: ‘Defrel was a priority’

Sporting director Monchi says signing Gregoire Defrel was “a priority” for Roma, after he joined on loan with obligation to buy.

The forward completed his move from Sassuolo this afternoon, in a deal which could be worth a total €23m.

“I’m really happy to finally have Gregoire in our squad,” Monchi told Roma’s official website.

“He was a priority for us because he is exactly the type of forward we were looking for.

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Thursday July 20 2017
Defrel: ‘I’ll give my all’

Gregoire Defrel promises “I'll give my all” after completing his move from Sassuolo to Roma.

It was officially confirmed this afternoon that the forward has joined on a €5m loan, with a €15m obligation to buy next summer; as well as a potential €3m in bonuses.

“It means a lot to me to be able to play for Roma,” Defrel told Roma TV.

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Thursday July 20 2017
Official: Roma sign Defrel

Roma have officially confirmed the signing of Sassuolo forward Gregoire Defrel, on a €5m loan with €15m obligation to buy.

The Frenchman underwent his medical at Villa Stuart this morning, and has now officially signed for the next five years.

“The club is pleased to confirm the signing of forward Gregoire Defrel from US Sassuolo,” the Giallorossi announced on their official website.

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Thursday July 20 2017
Defrel completes Roma medical

Gregoire Defrel has completed his Roma medical, as he prepares to complete a transfer from Sassuolo.

The Frenchman arrived at Trigoria yesterday, for a move which is thought to be worth around €20m plus bonuses.

Defrel took his medicals at Villa Stuart this morning, and will now officially sign for the Giallorossi.

The forward worked with Coach Eusebio Di Francesco at Sassuolo, and has said he “can’t wait” to play for the capital club.

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Wednesday July 19 2017

Defrel arrives for Roma

Gregoire Defrel has arrived at Trigoria to complete his move to Roma - “I can’t wait to get started”.

The Sassuolo forward is on the verge of reuniting with Coach Eusebio Di Francesco, and is expected to take his medical tomorrow.

Assuming there are no problems flagged-up in those tests, he will officially sign for the Giallorossi before heading out to join his new teammates in the USA on their pre-season tour.

“I’m very happy with this new adventure,” Defrel told fans and reporters as he arrived at Trigoria.

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