Brighton join Juventus & Inter in race to sign Sassuolo’s Davide Frattesi

Brighton and Hove Albion have held talks regarding a potential move for Sassuolo star Davide Frattesi, 90min understands.

Frattesi has enjoyed a career best Serie A season in front of goal in 2022/23, contributing an impressive seven goals in a struggling Sassuolo side. The 23-year-old midfielder also became a regular for the Italian national team in 2022, making four appearances for a new-look senior squad.

The midfielder’s form hasn’t gone unnoticed, as 90min understands Juventus, Roma, Inter, Paris Saint-Germain Arsenal and Chelsea have all been keeping tabs on his performance.

Sources have confirmed that it is Brighton who are currently pushing hardest to make a deal happen, however, with the club having recently held talks over a move for Frattesi.


Sassuolo have set a price-tag of €40m for their prized asset, a number 90min has been told Brighton are comfortable with.

Speaking to Sky Sport Italia this week, Sassuolo director Giovanni Carnevali confirmed that the best offer currently on the table for Frattesi was from an unspecified Premier League club.

“I have not spoken to him about which clubs could be interested,” Carnevali explained. “As of today, I am trying to understand what the best opportunity for Sassuolo is, and for the moment that is from a Premier League club.

“It is premature to discuss it now, but we will all together try to figure out if there really will be an important proposal from one of these Italian clubs.”

The Italian will likely be a replacement for one of Moises Caicedo or Alexis Mac Allister – both of whom are widely expected to leave the club this summer. 90min recently reported that Brighton are set to consider offers for Caicedo this summer, while Liverpool are keen to finalise a deal to sign World Cup winner Mac Allister as soon as possible.


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