Sassuolo Chief Rules Milan Out of Davide Frattesi Race

Sassuolo CEO Giovanni Carnevali has gone public to address recent rumors linking Davide Frattesi with a big-money move. In an interview with Il Messaggero, as quoted by Gianluca Di Marzio, he acknowledged existing talks with Inter, Juventus, and Roma. 

While Carnevali left the door wide open for the midfielder’s switch in the coming months, he played down speculation of holding ongoing negotiations with Milan. After the sale of Sandro Tonali, Frattesi has emerged as one of the likeliest candidates to fill the vacancy at San Siro. 

However, the Rossoneri have yet to take any concrete steps toward closing the deal with Sassuolo. Or at least, that’s what Carnevali had to say in his latest conference. 

We are talking and evaluating, but we are still far from closing. Who is ahead at the moment? We are talking with Roma, Juventus, and Inter. I heard about Milan’s interest, especially after the sale of Tonali, but at the moment they have not asked us,” he claimed.

Sassuolo managed to keep hold of Frattesi last summer by the skin of their teeth. Pressured all the way to sanction his departure by the 23-year-old’s boyhood club Roma, the Neroverdi had to sacrifice other assets to keep him at the Mapei Stadium.

Giacomo Raspadori and Gianluca Scamacca left Emilia-Romagna last summer to accommodate the midfielder’s stay. But Sassuolo won’t have a choice but to cut Frattesi loose after their talent pool ran thin. That’s where Serie A giants come into play.

Juventus are said to be lagging behind Milan and Inter, while Roma’s interest remains questionable after the arrival of Houssem Aouar. The Nerazzurri are already on the brink of defeating fellow San Siro rivals in another transfer battle after agreeing personal terms with Marcus Thuram.

Milan will seek revenge in the race to sign Frattesi. But their transfer window is in complete disarray, suggesting the Sassuolo stalwart could move elsewhere in the coming weeks.

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