Sassuolo CEO Giovanni Carnevali feels that an offer totalling €65 million would be low for the two of Inter-linked striker Gianluca Scamacca and midfielder Davide Frattesi.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster GR Parlamento, the Neroverdi executive also commented that he believes that there is a good possibility that the pair will be sold to a club outside of Italy.
Scamacca and Frattesi are widely reported to be two of Inter’s major summer transfer targets, with the pair seen as having the right profiles to strengthen in their positions in the long term.
The Nerazzurri have been in talks about the two young Italian players with Sassuolo for some time, but it remains to be seen if they can get a deal for one or both over the line.
As Carnevali’s words make clear, it would take a significant financial push to sign the duo, while the competition could be significant for their signature especially if clubs from outside Serie A are involved.
Asked about a possible offer of €65 million for the pair, he said that “It would also be a low offer. It depends on how we divide them up, but we also have Giacomo Raspadori and Hamed Traore who are getting into great form.”
“We don’t have any need to sell, maybe we could sell only one,” he added. “They are significant players with great prospects, and when clubs ask for them we expect an appropriate offer.”
“We’ve spoken for some time with Inter, with some other foreign clubs but also Italian clubs,” the executive went on. “To date we have not received any concrete offers.”
Carnevali continued that “I think we’re more likely to receive offers from abroad, I believe that it would be difficult for clubs within Italy right now, even if I’d be happy to see them stay here.”