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Monday November 28 2016
'Napoli haven't asked for Defrel'

Sassuolo director Giovanni Carnevali believes Gregoire Defrel “is ready for a big club, but Napoli have never contacted us for him.”

The two teams face off at 18.00 GMT this evening at the Stadio San Paolo and there were reports today that they’d begun negotiations.

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Monday November 28 2016
Napoli contact Sassuolo over Defrel

Napoli have reportedly initiated contact with Sassuolo over forward Gregoire Defrel.

The 25-year-old has also been linked with a move to Roma, who are seeking a replacement for Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian will leave for the African Cup of Nations in January, leaving the Giallorossi short of an attacker.

According to Il Mattino, the Partenopei have already contacted Sassuolo President Giorgio Squinzi about the possibility of a move but so far the Neroverdi chief has resisted any such attention.

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Saturday November 12 2016
Roma look to €15.5m Defrel

Roma have identified Sassuolo striker Gregoire Defrel to replace Mohamed Salah during the Africa Cup of Nations, but he’ll cost €15.5m.

The Giallorossi are on sparkling form right now and a lot of that has to do with Egypt international Salah.

However, he will be away for around six weeks during international duty for the Africa Cup of Nations in January and February.

According to Il Resto del Carlino newspaper, the ideal replacement is Sassuolo forward Defrel.

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Saturday November 12 2016
Napoli hunt for a hitman

Napoli find themselves in dire need of a striker in January, so Mina Rzouki looks through their options. 

Despite spending a pretty penny on the Pole, Arkadiusz Milik arrived at Napoli to little fanfare. The Southern club had just lost prolific forward Gonzalo Higuain to despised rivals Juventus and seemed incapable of convincing Inter to surrender their Argentine, Mauro Icardi.

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Friday November 11 2016
Roma chase Defrel

Roma could move for Sassuolo forward Gregoire Defrel as a replacement for Mohamed Salah when the Egyptian leaves for the African Cup of Nations.

The Frenchman has scored five goals in 11 Serie A appearances for the Neroverdi, weighing in with a further two strikes in the Europa League.

According to La Republicca, the Giallorossi could propose a loan move with an option to buy for the 25-year-old, as they look to find a replacement for Salah who will compete in Gabon from January 14th.

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Friday October 28 2016
Defrel eyes France call-up

Sassuolo striker Gregoire Defrel has revealed that he has one eye on a France call-up but acknowledges it will be difficult.

Defrel has been among Sassuolo’s top performers this season, with seven goals and four assists in just 15 appearances, and the former Cesena attacker is keen for his exploits to be recognised by Didier Deschamps.

“When I started out at Parma, I was young and had virtually nothing,” he told Le Parisien.

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Tuesday September 27 2016
Serie A Team of Week 6

After an extended weekend of exciting, enthralling and entertaining Serie A football Dave Taylor selects his top XI from Week 6.

Josip Posavec [Palermo]

Palermo’s saviour and man of the match parried, pushed and palmed away several close goal attempts, including fearlessly grabbing the ball from the feet of Gonzalo Higuain. He also denied Mario Mandzukic with two world-class saves but could do nothing about the goal. Courageous.

Wallace [Lazio]

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Tuesday September 20 2016
Liverpool eye Sassuolo's Defrel

Sassuolo striker Gregoire Defrel has caught the attention of Liverpool Coach Jurgen Klopp.

The French forward has scored five goals in seven competitive games this season between Serie A and the Europa League.

He also provided three assists for teammates.

According to The Sun newspaper, Defrel’s exploits impressed Klopp enough to prompt a possible transfer swoop in January.

He believes the 25-year-old is the right profile to act as an understudy to Daniel Sturridge at Anfield.

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Wednesday September 14 2016
Defrel: ‘Cesena saved me’

Sassuolo forward Gregoire Defrel admits “I was about to say goodbye to football” before joining Cesena.

The Frenchman was at Parma in the early part of his career, but admits he found life difficult before moving to the Cavallucci Marini.

“I was about to say goodbye to football at a very young age, but Cesena gave me back my desire to play football,” Defrel revealed in an interview with il Resto del Carlino.

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Friday September 9 2016
Berardi misses Juventus

Sassuolo will be without Domenico Berardi and Gregoire Defrel for tomorrow’s trip to Juventus.

The Neroverdi have named their squad for the match, and are without two of their first choice strikers for the visit to the champions.

Berardi was once co-owned by the Bianconeri, and also missed the last match against the Turin giants.

It’s a blow for Eusebio Di Francesco’s side, as the Italian Under-21 international has scored seven goals in six games so far this season.

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