The race to acquire Davide Frattesi is heating up, as Juventus and Inter both met Sassuolo Tuesday. Roma are next on the docket. The Derby d’Italia rivals communicated their interest and started discussing the bargaining chips to reduce the monetary fee, Sky reports.
The Neroverdi suggested center-back Koni De Winter interested them the most among the Bianconeri youngsters. Instead, they aren’t as keen on Enzo Barrenechea and Filippo Ranocchia. They aren’t looking for a box-to-box that would be a direct replacement. They are plotting to go back to 4-2-3-1 next season.
Inter CEO Giuseppe Marotta had dinner with the Sassuolo execs and proposed Samuele Mulattieri as a partial makeweight for Frattesi. The striker scored 12 times to help Frosinone return to Serie A. Roma will have a summit with the Emilian side Wednesday.
The Giallorossi have a 30 percent discount originating from his previous transfer. He’s a product of their youth academy. They were his preferred destination in the past. However, he cooled off on them because they didn’t make an effort to sign him last summer and in January.
Our Take on Frattesi, Roma, Inter, and Juventus
It’s odd to see somebody being shopped around so blatantly, which is a hint that the offers aren’t as good as the seller would like. The Old Lady needs him the most, should Adrien Rabiot depart. Their two prospects in the same role are very suitable for a two-man line.
The Giallorossi were the clear frontrunners last year, but they’ll have to be creative to get him since they can’t tender much money. The Nerazzurri could use another option in the midfield, but somebody of this caliber would be overkill unless they sell Marcelo Brozovic or Nicolò Barella.
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