Sassuolo Trying to Hold Onto Their Players Despite Incoming Bids

Sassuolo want to hold off the requests for their offensive weapons. In a surprise twist, they have taken Gianluca Scamacca off the market while he was on the brink of joining Cagliari. They also intend to keep Domenico Berardi and Jeremie Boga even though they are highly sought after.

The Italian center-forward was in advanced talks with the Sardinians. However, coach Alessio Dionisi stepped in and promised to give him regular playing time this season, Sky Sport reports. The management sided with the gaffer and turned down the bid. He would have transferred on a season-long loan with option to buy.

Despite adding Scamacca to the fold, Sassuolo might not part ways with any of their previous linchpins. Fiorentina are pursuing Domenico Berardi, but the Neroverdi have put a €35M price tag on their star. They are especially reluctant to sell him because they missed out on his potential replacement Junior Messias, who is joining Milan. Their staple would like to depart, and it is a situation to monitor on deadline day, Alfredo Pedullà reports.

Sassuolo rebuffed an inquiry coming from Crystal Palace for Jeremie Boga yesterday. They want at least €25M to greenlight his departure. Atalanta will make an attempt for the speedster, but it might fall on deaf ears too. The attacker would prefer joining the Bergamaschi over the Premier League side as they play in the Champions League, Tuttomercatoweb informs. Instead, the abundance of strikers could push out Gregoire Defrel, who is on Sampdoria’s radar, Nicolò Schira informs.