La Repubblica understands that Sassuolo forward Gregoire Defrel could be joining AS Roma in the January transfer window.
With Mohamed Salah set to take part at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, the Giallorossi aim to sign a replacement for the Egyptian at the earliest opportunity.
AS Roma officials are reportedly looking at several quality footballers, but latest reports claim they will make a move on Sassuolo’s Defrel.
The Giallorossi hope to agree a loan deal with an option to buy, and it remains to be seen whether the Neroverdi would be interested in such an arrangement.
Defrel can operate on either flank or as a centre forward, and he has been in fine form this season, netting 5 times in 11 Serie A games.
His suitors AS Roma resume their Serie A campaign in some ten days, and they can be backed at 17/20 to defeat Atalanta on the road.