Sassuolo are close to Empoli striker Francesco Caputo, while they are targeting Romania U21 international midfielder Alexandru Cicaldau.
According to Tuttomercatoweb and Sportitalia, the Neroverdi have moved ahead of Genoa in the race for Caputo.
The centre-forward turns 32 in August and had a sensational Serie A season, scoring 16 goals with three assists in 38 games.
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