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Wednesday January 25 2017
Roma to meet Sassuolo for Defrel

Roma will reportedly meet with Sassuolo today in order to discuss a potential deal for Gregoire Defrel.

The Reggio Emilia-based outfit have so far been resolute in wanting to keep the Frenchman, who can play either up front or on the wing.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, the Giallorossi are ready to offer a loan with an automatic right to buy in June 2018 for a fee in the region of €15-16m.

Roma could also offer a player on loan as part of the deal, with winger Federico Ricci or centre-back Riccardo Marchizza potential candidates.

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Tuesday January 24 2017
Sassuolo: ‘No Defrel breakthrough’

Sassuolo CEO Giovanni Carnevali warns talks with Roma for Gregoire Defrel are “on stand-by”.

The Giallorossi are keen to sign the Frenchman this month, but the Emilian side want to keep hold of him.

Defrel’s agent said earlier today that negotiations were at “a delicate time”, and the Neroverdi are so far holding firm.

“There have been no steps forward,” Carnevali told Rete Sport.

“Negotiations are currently on stand-by. At the moment both parties are sticking to our positions.”

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Tuesday January 24 2017
Agent: ‘Defrel to Roma? It’s delicate…’

Gregoire Defrel’s agent won’t be drawn on a Roma move - “it’s a delicate time, when silence would benefit everyone”.

It was reported last night that the Giallorossi had made a first official offer for the Sassuolo forward, though the Neroverdi disputed that.

The Emilian side did not, however, rule-out a sale and the Frenchman’s representative was asked about the situation.

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Monday January 23 2017
‘No offer for Defrel’

Sassuolo CEO Giovanni Carnevali insists Roma haven’t bid for Gregoire Defrel, and warns “we want to keep our players”.

It was reported earlier today that the Giallorossi had made an offer for an 18-month loan, with an €18m obligation to buy.

While the Neroverdi are expecting a bid to arrive, they insist that so far there has been no official offer.

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Monday January 23 2017
Squinzi: ‘Sassuolo want to keep Defrel’

Sassuolo President Giorgio Squinzi confirms they hope to keep Gregoire Defrel “for the entire season”.

The Frenchman has been linked with Roma, with reports that an initial bid has been sumbitted, but the Neroverdi are desperate to hang on to one of their star men.

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Monday January 23 2017
Sassuolo: ‘Defrel is staying’

Despite reports that Gregoire Defrel is close to Roma, Sassuolo’s CEO insists “nothing has changed”.

The French forward is seen as an ideal reinforcement for the Giallorossi, as he can play up-front or on the wing, and has Serie A experience.

Neroverdi Coach Eusebio Di Francesco has admitted that his player is unsettled, fuelling reports that a switch to the capital club is close.

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Monday January 23 2017
Sassuolo seek Defrel alternatives

Sassuolo will are reportedly considering Alberto Paloschi or Ilija Nestorovski as potential replacements, should Gregoire Defrel leave for Roma.

According to Corriere dello Sport, both players are potential options for the Neroverdi, with a departure for Defrel looking increasingly likely.

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Sunday January 22 2017
Baldissoni: 'Roma must be obsessed'

Roma director Mauro Baldissoni said they “want to become protagonists and challenging for silverware must become an obsession.”

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Sunday January 22 2017
EDF: 'Sassuolo decide on Defrel and Acerbi'

Eusebio Di Francesco admits “the club must decide” whether Sassuolo sell Francesco Acerbi and Gregoire Defrel.

The Neroverdi earned a 3-1 victory away to Pescara, including an Alessandro Matri brace.

“After going out of the Coppa Italia in absurd fashion this week, partly due to our distractions, I wanted to see a show of our maturity,” the Coach told Rai Sport.

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Saturday January 21 2017
EDF: 'Roma not helping Defrel'

Eusebio Di Francesco concedes Sassuolo striker Gregoire Defrel “is not helped” by Roma rumours ahead of the Pescara game.

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There have been strong reports of Roma interest in Defrel, but the club repeatedly stated he is not for sale during the January transfer window.

“Defrel is going through an odd moment,” said Coach Di Francesco in his Press conference.

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