AS Roma have a plan to beat Napoli and others to sign Sassuolo star Frattesi

Amidst interest from Serie A leaders Napoli, AS Roma are looking to make a January approach for Sassuolo midfielder Davide Frattesi.

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AS Roma are determined to sign midfielder Davide Frattesi and will open talks with Sassuolo to hold off interest from Serie A leaders Napoli.

According to Il Tempo, Giallorossi sporting director Tiago Pinto is ready to begin negotiations with Sassuolo to swoop for the Italian international in January, amidst fears that Napoli may move for him first.

With the transfer window just weeks away from reopening, Roma have already begun preparing their offer for Frattesi and it could include an exchange of players for him.

Davide Frattesi in preseason training for Sassuolo (@SassuoloUS)

Roma looking to move swiftly

Roma have been tracking Frattesi for some time and were engaged in negotiations with Sassuolo this summer, before ultimately signing Georginio Wijnaldum on loan from Paris Saint-Germain.

This hasn’t stopped the Giallorossi from maintaining an interest in him though, and with a fear that Napoli could swoop, Pinto will open talks with Sassuolo and Frattesi‘s agent again upon his return from Portugal this month, where Roma are holding a training camp.

It is also anticipated that there will be widespread interest beyond just Napoli in the 23-year-old at the end of the season, bringing greater risk of Roma missing out, and so they are ready to act now.

Tight funds won’t stop Roma

Despite reports that Roma have limited resources to commit to transfers mid-season, the Lupi are determined to land Frattesi and will look at means of bringing his signing forward from the summer.

This could include holding off sending midfielder Edoardo Bove to Lecce, and instead including him in a deal for the Sassuolo man.

In addition, the arrival of Ola Solbakken from Bodo/Glimt has limited the first team opportunities of Cristian Volpato further, and the 19-year-old could now be sent to Sassuolo on loan.

Meanwhile, as a boyhood Roma fan who has made no secret of his desire to represent the team of his heart, Frattesi himself is believed to be pushing the Neroverdi to allow him his dream move.

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