The Italy international is a Roma fan and a product of the club academy, although he also played in Lazio‘s youth sector. Roma director Tiago Pinto met the player’s agent and Sassuolo’s Giovanni Carnevali on Wednesday, but while the Giallorossi and the 22-year-old have already reached an agreement in principle, the two clubs have yet to shake hands over the transfer fee.
According to Il Corriere dello Sport, Frattesi is pushing to sign with the Giallorossi and wants to join José Mourinho’s side for the pre-season retreat in Portugal. Roma have a 30% sell-on clause which they hope will allow them to lower the midfielder’s price.
According to the report, the Giallorossi offered €15m plus add-ons, while Sassuolo want at least €20m. The Neroverdi are reportedly open to adding one of Roma’s youngsters in the deal, picking between Afena Gyan, Cristian Volpato or Edoardo Bove, but the Giallorossi don’t want to part ways with any of them.
Negotiations between the two parties will resume soon, with the player pushing to return to his favourite club.
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