Sassuolo’s director Giovanni Carnevali has told Sky Sport Italia that they are expecting to receive an offer from Roma for Gregoire Defrel, who the Giallorossi have been targeting for some weeks. The Neroverdi director suggested that a transfer is possible, and that it may include one or more of Roma’s youth players moving in the opposite direction.
“We want to try to keep our squad together until the end of the season, we don’t want to let our best players leave. This is what the club wants, there’s still a long way to go until the summer and we want to move forward with the players that we have right now.
“We’re expecting Roma to make an offer and we’ll evaluate it when it arrives, but so far we haven’t received any bids. We have an excellent relationship with the Giallorossi and we’ll be happy to listen to what they have to say. It’s a great honour to have a team like them making bids for our players, but our intention is to keep hold of our players.
“It isn’t easy for Defrel to ignore the rumours, but he’s a professional and is giving his best in training. We’re certain that, if nothing comes of this, then he will continue to give his all for us.
“It’s only right that we don’t reject Roma’s offer out of hand, we should listen to what they have to say and consider it. There are other teams interested in Defrel as well as Roma. Teams from abroad have been contacting us about him as well, but we want to keep our team together. Roma have some interesting young players though so that might be something to keep in mind as well.”