Sassuolo midfielder Davide Frattesi is very much on the radar of both Inter and Juventus for the upcoming summer transfer window.
This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via FCInterNews, who report that the Nerazzurri and the Bianconeri could go head-to-head for the 23-year-old Italy star, whilst Roma are also still in the mix.
Frattesi has been on the radar of some of Serie A’s biggest clubs since his excellent performances for Sassuolo throughout last season in Serie A, his first in the top flight.
The midfielder also broke into Roberto Mancini’s Italian national team setup, whilst he had been heavily linked with Roma for much of last summer transfer window.
In the end, the 23-year-old remained at the Neroverdi as a move to the Stadio Olimpico came to pass, although his performances this season have meant that the interest in his signature has hardly diminished.
The Giallorossi are still interested and can be expected to make an effort to sign Frattesi again this summer, but according to Tuttosport both of Inter and Juventus could be set to rival them, if the conditions are right.
In the case of the Nerazzurri, a lot could depend on whether qualification for next season’s Champions League is secured.
If there are no revenues from Europe’s top club competition to be counted on next season, then there would be little prospect of Inter making an ambitious move for a player like Frattesi.
However, if the Nerazzurri can get themselves back into a top four spot in the league table, or even win this season’s Champions League, then the extra revenues from this season’s deep run into the knockouts could enable them to swoop for the Sassuolo midfielder.
With Roberto Gagliardini set to leave when his current contract expires and Marcelo Brozovic potentially set to leave, Frattesi would be seen as an ideal reinforcement in central areas.
Then, in the case of Juventus, Tuttosport report that a pursuit of Frattesi would be heavily linked to the future of Adrien Rabiot.
Should the former Paris Saint-Germain decide to extend his contract with the Bianconeri then they would be much less likely to move for Frattesi.
On the other hand, if Rabiot were to decline a new deal and leave on a free transfer then Frattesi’s name would be one of the first on Juventus’s list of prospective replacements.