Milan Derby for Frattesi – Inter will once again battle Milan, reports Gazzeta dello Sport. This time for the signature of the Italy international Davide Frattesi. The Sassuolo midfielder awaits and should soon find out which will be his next club.
Inter already won the first duel with their local rivals, taking Marcus Thuram, who was on the verge of signing with the Rossoneri. The next Milan derby on the market will be for Davide Fratessi. The report suggests that the faith of the midfielder will be clear in the next 10 days.
Frattesi’s wish to stay in Italy will come true
Frattesi’s agent Giuseppe Riso refused to give any details on which team is the favorite in an interview last night. Still, he confirmed that the player’s wish to stay in Italy and play for a big club will probably come true. The Italy international stated earlier this month that he would prefer to play in a three-man midfield formation. This is guaranteed for him if he decides to join Inter. In Milan, Pioli used 4-2-3-1 last season, but with Brahim Diaz returning to Real Madrid, it is still not clear whether the coach will stick to this formation. There were also talks with Juventus, but the uncertainty around the future of Rabiot is stopping the Turin team for now.
The factors that will unlock the deal
Sassuolo is asking for 40 million euros to sell the Italy international. And if it is up to the team – whoever makes such an offer first will take the player. Inter does not intend to offer a fee higher than 35 million euros. And in order to do it, first Marcelo Brozovic should leave. The club expects an improved offer from Saudi Arabia at the beginning of the next week. Barcelona are also interested in the Croatian international. The received fee will be immediately reinvested to get the Frattesi deal done.
On the other side, Milan may try to include Lorenzo Colombo in the deal. The young forward played last year on loan for Lecce and is admired by Sassuolo. The club is not sure yet whether to loan or sell Colombo. It is important to mention that he also shares the same agent with Davide Frattesi.
Interesting days are ahead of us. Inter managed to secure Thuram’s signature in the last minute and now another derby awaits. Frattesi looks to become one of the best Italian midfielders in the next decade and will be a valuable reinforcement for any Seria A side. Watch out also for Juventus, who lost Paredes and don’t know if they will keep Rabiot. The only certain winner in this bidding war – Sassuolo.