Roma have pulled ahead of Inter Milan in the race to sign Sassuolo and Italy midfielder Davide Frattesi this summer.

This according to Italian broadcaster SportMediaset, via FCInterNews, who report that the Giallorossi having a 30% sell-on clause for Frattesi will aid their pursuit to sign him ahead of the Nerazzurri, whilst AC Milan and Juventus are further behind in the race as they’ve cooled their interest.

Frattesi is still one of the hot names on the transfer market in Serie A this summer. However, as of yet, it is still far from clear where the Italian international will go.

Inter, for their part, are still very much keen. Nerazzurri CEO Beppe Marotta has long planned to fund a deal for Frattesi with a sale for Marcelo Brozovic.

Brozovic has completed a move to Al-Nassr after a week of dramatic negotiations.

Now, Mediaset report, it will become clear how close Inter are to being able to close on a deal for Frattesi after completing the first part of their plan by selling Brozovic.

Roma Slightly Ahead Of Inter In Race To Sign Davide Frattesi

The fee from Brozovic’s sale may not be enough to rapidly finish up a deal for Frattesi. This would be the case even with the inclusion of Samuele Mulattieri in the deal.

On the other hand, Roma have already sold midfielder Cristian Volpato and right-back Filippo Missori to Sassuolo. The fees for the pair came to around €10 million.

Moreover, Mediaset reports, the Giallorossi could still offer more young players to Sassuolo. The Neroverdi are always in the market for young players with room to grow.

And, most importantly of all, Roma have a sell-on clause worth a total of 30% of any deal for Frattesi. This would be deducted from the fee that they pay for the midfielder.

Thusly, the Giallorossi look to be a good part of the way towards reaching Sassuolo’s price tag.

Mediaset note that Roma had already looked on the verge of signing Sassuolo last summer. However, they didn’t wrap up the deal, something the player was vocally annoyed about.