Despite efforts from his entourage, Davide Frattesi was not able to force a move out of Sassuolo in favor of Roma in the January window.
The Italian midfielder – a long-time target for the Giallorossi – will have to wait until June to consider moving on from Emilia Romagna.
In the meantime, Sassuolo director Giovanni Carnevali reiterated the club’s intention to monetize off Frattesi’s sale in the summer.
“He stays for now with us, without a doubt. We’ll talk about it in the summer,” Carnevali told Sportitalia before the transfer deadline.
“The deal for Traoré had been in place for some time with Bournemouth, but the offer was lower than what we asked. Then they went after Zaniolo but then they called us back and we got the deal done,” added the Italian executive.
“Frattesi? A few hours ago, we got an offer for him from an English club. However, our policy will always be to raise our kids as long as we can. Clearly when an opportunity arises we consider it for their sake. For Frattesi it would be nice if he could go and reinforce an Italian team, like Locatelli did in the past,” he told Sky Sport.