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Friday July 7 2017
Roma's Defrel offer rejected

Sassuolo have rejected Roma’s initial offer of €18m, including bonuses, for striker Gregoire Defrel.

The Neroverdi put a price-tag of roughly €25m on the French forward, who has also been linked with Leicester City.

According to this evening’s reports, Sassuolo turned down the proposal of €16m plus €2m in performance-related bonuses.

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Friday July 7 2017
Roma bid €16m for Defrel?

Roma have reportedly made a bid of €16m plus bonuses for Sassuolo striker Gregoire Defrel.

According to Sky Sport Italia, Roma have switched their attentions from Domenico Berardi – who is valued at €40m by Sassuolo – to teammate Defrel.

Furthermore, Calciomercato.com claims the Giallorossi consider the Frenchman “perfect, both as a wide attacker and deputy to Edin Dzeko”.

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Wednesday July 5 2017
Roma all out for Lucas & Defrel?

Roma are reportedly going all out to sign Paris Saint-Germain winger Lucas Moura and Sassuolo striker Gregoire Defrel.

According to Corriere dello Sport, Lucas in Roma’s “main objective for attack”, despite new boss Eusebio Di Francesco’s soft spot for Domenico Berardi and interest in Marseille’s Florian Thauvin.

The newspaper explains sporting director Monchi has already asked PSG Coach Unai Emery, whom he worked with at Sevilla, about the Brazilian’s availability.

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Tuesday July 4 2017
Roma ask for Yarmolenko

Roma have reportedly contacted Dinamo Kiev to ask for Ukraine international Andriy Yarmolenko, in case Gregoire Defrel falls through.

Sky Sport Italia note that the Giallorossi have offered €18m for Sassuolo striker Defrel, but the asking price is €25m and they face competition from Leicester City.

Sportitalia therefore note that Roma have approached Dinamo Kiev for Yarmolenko, who would be available for €17m plus bonuses.

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Sunday July 2 2017
Roma make Defrel offer

Roma have reignited their interest in Sassuolo striker Gregoire Defrel, also linked to Leicester City, but the €15m offer is too low.

The 26-year-old can play in a number of forward roles and knows Coach Eusebio Di Francesco well from their time together at the Mapei Stadium.

According to Sky Sport Italia, Roma have made a first proposal of €15m, but that is far below Sassuolo’s asking price of €25-30m.

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Saturday July 1 2017
Defrel close to Leicester City

Sassuolo striker Gregoire Defrel is reportedly close to joining Leicester City for €18m plus bonuses.

The French forward had already been in advanced talks with the Premier League side during the January transfer window.

At the time, he had also been of great interest to Roma, but the Neroverdi refused to sell.

According to Sportitalia, their interest has not waned and a deal can be struck within the next few days.

Defrel just turned 26 and last season scored 16 goals with five assists in 38 competitive games for Sassuolo.

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Wednesday June 21 2017
Roma seek Shaqiri for Salah

Stoke City’s Xherdan Shaqiri has emerged as a candidate to replace Mohamed Salah at Roma, but Sassuolo pair Gregoire Defrel and Domenico Berardi are also options.

Salah is in England and expected to undergo a medical with Liverpool tomorrow ahead of his €45m move.

The Giallorossi need a replacement and Shaqiri has been mentioned by La Gazzetta dello Sport as an intriguing idea.

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Sunday June 11 2017
Pellegrini follows EDF to Roma

Lorenzo Pellegrini looks set to follow Coach Eusebio Di Francesco from Sassuolo to Roma next season, despite Juventus interest.

The 20-year-old midfielder came up through the Giallorossi youth academy and was sold to Sassuolo for €1.25m in the summer of 2015.

There was a buy-back clause included in the deal allowing Roma to sign him for €10m and that option will be activated.

According to the Corriere dello Sport, they decided to act quickly in order to stave off interest from Juventus, who had been prepared to offer €16m.

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Sunday May 28 2017
Another Toro eight-goal thriller

Torino ended the campaign with a flourish of entertainment, an eight-goal thriller with Gregoire Defrel’s hat-trick for Sassuolo.

They finished the season the way they experienced it throughout – with prolific attacks and leaky defences.

Andrea Belotti broke his drought to reach 26 Serie A goals, third in the Capocannoniere charts behind Edin Dzeko and Dries Mertens.

Lucas Boye got his debut Serie A strike, while Lorenzo De Silvestri hadn’t found the net in a year.

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Monday May 22 2017
Roma back in for Defrel

Roma are reportedly back in for Sassuolo’s Gregoire Defrel, having been rebuffed in January.

The Neroverdi were demanding €25m for the Frenchman, a price which the Giallorossi baulked at.

However, Il Tempo is reporting today that sporting director Monchi is keen to bring Defrel to the capital, and the Emilian side could let him go.

Pietro Iemmello has four goals in his last three games, meaning he could replace Defrel in the starting XI.

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