NEWS
Sunday September 2 2018
Giampaolo: 'If Ronaldo scored that...'

Sampdoria humiliated Napoli 3-0 and Marco Giampaolo believes “if Cristiano Ronaldo had scored Fabio Quagliarella’s goal, everyone would talk about it.”

The Blucerchiati ran riot at Marassi with a Gregoire Defrel brace and Quagliarella’s astonishing back-heel flick.

“It was a wonderful evening, because to beat Napoli you need to put in a great performance and be fortunate in some incidents,” the Coach told Radio Rai.

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NEWS
Friday July 27 2018
Official: Defrel loaned to Samp

Roma confirm they have loaned forward Gregoire Defrel to Sampdoria for the 2018-19 season.

As part of the deal, the Blucerchiati will also have the option to sign the 27-year-old on a permanent basis next summer.

Though French, Defrel has spent the entirety of his career in Italian football, with spells at Parma, Foggia, Cesena and Sassuolo prior to joining the Giallorossi.

His form with the Neroverdi earned him a move to the Stadio Olimpico last summer.

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NEWS
Tuesday July 24 2018
Defrel has Samp medical

Roma striker Gregoire Defrel is all but a Sampdoria player after undergoing his medical on Tuesday.

CalcioNews24 is one of several publications that report Defrel had his medical tests at the Villa Stuart clinic in Rome.

The Frenchman is set to join the Blucerchiati on a season-long loan for a €1.5m fee, with a €19m option to buy next summer.

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NEWS
Monday July 23 2018
Samp agree Defrel deal

Sampdoria have agreed a deal to sign Roma striker Gregoire Defrel on loan with an option to buy.

According to ANSA and Sky Sport Italia, Samp will sign Defrel on a season-long loan for €1.5m and able to buy him outright for €18-19m.

The Frenchman is expected to undergo his medical on Wednesday, before taking Duvan Zapata’s place in the Blucerchiati squad.

Injuried and poor form limited the 27-year-old to just once in 20 appearances for Roma last term.

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NEWS
Monday July 23 2018
Sampdoria meet for Defrel

Sampdoria are reportedly meeting with Gregoire Defrel’s agent to work out the final details in a move from Roma.

The Blucerchiati have been heavily linked with the Frenchman, especially after loaning Duvan Zapata to Atalanta.

Now Sky Italia is reporting that technical director Walter Sabatini and President Massimo Ferrero are meeting Defrel’s agent to define the final details.

It’s likely that the former Sassuolo man would arrive on an initial loan deal, with an option or obligation to buy.

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NEWS
Saturday July 21 2018
Roma: New boys travel to US

All nine of Roma’s senior signings this summer will travel to the US for the International Champions Cup.

Antonio Mirante, Daniel Fuzato, Ivan Marcano, Davide Santon, William Bianda, Bryan Cristante, Ante Coric, Javier Pastore and Justin Kluivert have all been called up, with only 18-year-old Nicolo Zaniolo missing out.

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NEWS
Tuesday July 17 2018
Sampdoria push for Defrel

Sampdoria are reportedly pushing to sign Roma forward Gregoire Defrel, with further talks yesterday.

The Frenchman joined the Giallorossi from Sassuolo last summer, but he managed just one goal all season and was given just five Serie A starts.

According to Sky Italia, the Blucerchiati held further talks with Roma yesterday to try and strike a deal for Defrel.

The forward joined the capital club on a €5m loan with €15m obligation to buy, so they won’t want to make a significant loss by selling to Samp.

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BLOG ITALIA
Monday June 11 2018
Kluivert worth Roma risk

Roma are on the verge of shelling out €20m for Ajax starlet Justin Kluivert, but Sam Bridges wonders if he's the right investment for the Giallorossi.

Although it is only June and the transfer window is yet to formally open, Roma sporting director Monchi has been active and alert to all possibilities, adding Dinamo Zagreb starlet Ante Coric, Porto’s defensive rock Ivan Marcano and Atalanta’s Bryan Cristante, a much coveted Italy international midfielder.

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Thursday June 7 2018
Defrel turns down Benfica

Roma forward Gregoire Defrel has rejected an offer from Benfica, according to reports, but remains on the market.

Pagine Romaniste claim that the French striker has received several proposals over the last few weeks, most notably from Benfica.

His salary of €1.8m including bonuses is proving a problem during negotiations.

Defrel cost €20m to buy from Sassuolo and contributed just one goal in 20 competitive appearances for the club.

The Giallorossi are eager to move him on this summer.

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NEWS
Sunday June 3 2018
Atalanta confirm Defrel interest

Atalanta President Antonio Percassi confirmed Bryan Cristante will “probably” leave and they are tracking Roma’s Gregoire Defrel.

Midfielder Cristante’s agent said a decision should be made next week, with Roma, Juventus, Inter, Napoli and Lazio interested.

“Cristante will probably be leaving this summer,” Percassi told Sky Sport Italia.

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