Model and wife of Kevin-Prince Boateng, Melissa Satta has joked about Cristiano Ronaldo's relevance in Serie A ahead of Sundays's clash between US Sassuolo and Juventus, claiming that 'who is he?. The stunning model joked about the Portuguese star's relevance in Serie A following his recent move to Juventus during an interview. Ronaldo, who has yet to score in Italian football, will play Boateng's current club Sassuolo on Sunday. But Melissa wasted no time in chiding him with a "who is he?" barb ahead of the footballers' league meeting. Ahead of the Juventus versus Sassuolo league fixture, Satta has raised tensions by 'dissing' star forward Ronaldo. She joked: "Who is Cristiano? I only have eyes for Boateng." However, the hot model confessed that her husband always says that "CR7 is the best player in the world".



Sassuolo forward Kevin Prince Boateng is confident ahead of his sides top of the table clash with champions Juventus in the serie A on Sunday. The 31-year-old, who joined the Green and Blacks in the summer has had an explosive start to the campaign, bagging two goals in three games in the serie A. Sassuolo are two points adrift of leaders Juventus and a win on Sunday will see them climb to the top of the table. The former AC Milan forward has described the occasion as special and believes the Novredi can continue with their brilliant start to the season. "Juventus is already special, then if you play the first place is the best - The project Sassuolo goes much further salvation," he told Gazzetto Dello Sport.
Kevin Boateng and compatriot Alfred Duncan have been pivotal for the club in the first three games of the season. Meanwhile, Boateng was also crucial when Sassuolo defeated Ternana in the Coppa Italia first round of games, where he scored in the 5-1 thrashing of the lower tier side.



Sassuolo coach Roberto De Zerbi says 'unique' Kevin-Prince Boateng was his first transfer target.  Boateng made a surprised return to the Serie A after helping Eintracht Frankfurt clinch the German Cup. He has been in top shape for the side after joining on a two-year deal. And coach Roberto De Zerbi has revealed the Ghanaian has always been his top transfer target. "Unique, exceptional, he is the first player I wanted." he told Gazzetta dello Sport. Boateng has previously played for AC Milan as well as Las Palmas,  Schalke 04, Hertha Berlin, Tottenham Hotspur and Portsmouth.



Sassuolo coach Roberto De Zerbi had this to say on Inter Milan as he spoke to the press: " Inter are strong, they can cause Juve a lot of issues. We have to focus on what we have to do so let's see. Inter are as strong as Juve they won't be easy to play against. Transfer market? I am happy with what we did, we have a good squad..."



FC Barcelona and US Sassuolo Calcio have reached an agreement for the transfer of the player Marlon Santos. The Italian club will pay FC Barcelona 6 million euros. FC Barcelona retain the right to buy back the player and 50% of the economic rights on any future sale. The clause regarding future sale will not come into effect if Marlon plays 50 games with US Sassuolo Calcio, at which point the Italian club is obliged to pay another 6 million euros. FC Barcelona would like to publicly express their gratitude to Marlon and wish him all the best in the future. From Barça B to two trophies with the first team. As a Barça B player, Marlon made three appearances for the first team in the 2016/17 season (two in LaLiga and one in the Champions League). The 2017/18 season was spent on loan at French club OGC Nice for whom he made 26 appearances, 24 of which were in the starting XI. In the summer of 2018 he returned to FC Barcelona and took part in their 2018 US tour during pre-season. As a blaugrana, Marlon won the Copa del Rey and the Spanish Super Cup, both titles coming in the 2016/17 season.



Alfred Joseph Duncan is set to commit his long term future to US Sassuolo after reaching an agreement to extend his contract, Ghanaguardian.com can exclusively reveal. The 25 year old joined the Neroverdi in 2015 from Sampdoria, his current contract expires in 2020. The Ghanaian international will pen a new two-year deal with the Italian top-flight side which will see the midfielder tied-down until 2022. An official announcement of the deal can be expected in the coming days. Duncan had been linked with a move away from the club I n the past few weeks with Inter Milan and Galatasaray both showing an interest in the player.



Radja Nainggolan will not recover in time to play a part in Inter’s Serie A opener away to Sassuolo this weekend according to a report from Corriere dello Sport. The summer signing picked up an injury to his thigh just 25 minutes in to Inter’s second pre-season match against Sion in mid-July and has missed the five friendlies since. The report from the Rome based news outlet goes on to report that Joao Miranda and Stefan de Vrij are battling it out to partner Milan Skriniar at the heart of defence. de Vrij’s bid to win the battle can perhaps be helped by the fact he has had a full pre-season under his belt whereas Miranda has not. Keeping with the defence, Inter manager Luciano Spalletti must decide whether to count upon Sime Vrsaljko, who has had just one week of pre-season training, for the match against his former employers. Lautaro Martinez could also be in line to start the match after scoring four goals over the course of pre-season




FC Barcelona has agreed terms with Italian club Sassuolo for the sale of defender Marlon Santos, according to Mundo Deportivo. Marlon still has to agree to the move, but if it goes through, Sassuolo would pay 12 million euro. Sassuolo are said to have been the team that pushed hardest for the youngster, who also had offers from Galatasaray and Shalke 04. Because of La Liga’s rule that allows only three non-EU spots for each team, Marlon’s situation had become untenable. The Brazilian would be the fourth in the non-EU pecking order after Arthur, Malcom, and Arturo Vidal. Barça signed the 22 year old from Fluminense in 2016 for 5 million. He spent last season on loan at French outfit Nice. He was said to be close to joining Newcastle earlier in the trnsfe windows, but the deal fell through because they could not acquire a work permit for him. The Sassuolo-Barcelona deal could be completed this afternoon, the report says.



Italy Under-21 midfielder Manuel Locatelli has officially joined Sassuolo from AC Milan on loan with an obligation to buy. The official website of Sassuolo wrote a statement regarding the signing of Locatelli as they announced his arrival and unveiled that the youngster will cost 2 million euros on loan with a 10 million plus 2 bonus redemption obligation. Locatelli made his Serie A debut for Milan in 2015/2016 season, the following year he made 25 appearances and scored two goals including one that granted Milan a vital victory against Juventus. Last season he featured in 21 Serie A games, most of them as a substitute and represented the Rossoneri in seven games in the Europa League. The youngster moved to Sassuolo to find more playing time in a team that has a credible history in forming huge stars like Mattia Politano, Simone Zaza, Francesco Acerbi, Nicola Sansone and Domenico Berardi.


AC Milan youngster Manuel Locatelli is reportedly very close to a summer switch to fellow Serie A side Sassuolo. Sky Italia state that Milan and the neroverdi are close to striking an agreement for the player and Monday will be a decisive day in the period of negotiations which will take Locatelli to Sassuolo. The Italian did not travel to Madrid to play Milan's friendly against Real Madrid and is expected to move this summer. Calciomercato understand that the fee in question is about 14 million euros, including all the bonuses. The rossoneri will also look to have a buy back clause and/or sell-on fee clause in the agreement with Sassuolo. It was earlier stated that it is expected to be a loan move with the option of Sassuolo signing Locatelli permanently, but it is now expected to be a permanent move.


Adjapong: The defender is set to stay with The Black and Greens until 2023, having sealed a new deal. Sassuolo full-back Claud Adjapong has penned a one-year contract extension that will keep him at Mapei Stadium-Citta del Tricolore until 2023.The Italian U-21 star has been subject of transfer speculations this summer, with AC Milan, Inter Milan and German side RB Leipzig said to be interested in his services. The new deal, which puts to rest the transfer reports, comes a year after signing a five-year contract with The Black and Greens."The Sassuolo Calcio Sports Union communicates the contractual renewal of the sports performances of the following neroverdi players: Claud Adjapong ('98, defender) until 30 June 2023, Giacomo Raspadori ('00, forward) until 30 June 2022," the Italian club announced on Thursday. Last term, Adjapong made 16 Serie A appearances involving 14 starts. Born to Ghanaian parents in Italy, the youngster has featured for the Europeans at youth level. However, he remains eligible to play for Ghana at senior level as he is yet to make a competitive appearance for Gli Azzurri.


MarlonSassuolo are interested in signing Barcelona defender Marlon. The Brazilian  came close to joining Newcastle in the deadline day but the Magpies failed to seal the deal by the time the transfer market was closed. Marlon remains available in the market and can leave the Nou Camp on loan



Sassuolo have reportedly made a €12m bid for Barcelona defender Marlon. According to Mundo Deportivo, Barca are ready to accept the sum but must negotiate the terms of payment with Sassuolo. Furthermore, the newspaper claims the Brazilian is ‘in no rush to make a decision on his future’, despite the Italian transfer window having only 12 more days to run. The 22-year-old spent last season on loan at Nice, but his two-season arrangement was cut short and he returned to the Blaugrana for preseason. He has since been linked with a host of clubs, among them West Ham United, Borussia Monchengladbach, Fenerbahce and ‘another Italian club’, concludes MD.




Sassuolo have officially signed Italy Under-21 forward Enrico Brignola from Benevento for a reported €3.5m. A statement on Sassuolo’s website confirmed Brignola’s arrival, with midfielder Filippo Bandinelli and winger Federico Ricci moving on loan in the opposite direction. The 19-year-old scored three goals in 19 appearances for the Stregoni last season, catching the eye despite their relegation from Serie A. He had also been linked with Fiorentina and Atalanta but has instead put pen to paper on a five-year contract with the Neroverdi, famed for their commitment to bringing through Italian youth.




Ghana international Alfred Duncan is set to stay at Italian Serie A side Sassuolo for the forthcoming season as the Italian side is reluctant to sell the player. Serie A clubs Inter Milan, Lazio and many top clubs have been chasing the signature of the tough-tackling midfielder this transfer window and have already spoken of his desire for a new challenge. Sassuolo have rescinded their decision to allow the Ghanaian leave due to lack of replacement in the transfer market, according to reports in Italy. The former Inter Milan player has two years left on his contract. He was a key cog in the Sassuolo side last season featuring in 26 league games. Sassuolo will begin their 2018/19 league campaign against Duncan's former club Inter Milan on August 19.




Sassuolo have announced €5m the signing of defender Giangiacomo Magnani from Juventus, who retain a buyback clause. The 22-year-old joined the Bianconeri from Perugia this summer, but will continue his career at the Mapei Stadium. “Giangiacomo Magnani has been signed on an outright basis with a right to repurchase from Juventus F.C,” the Neroverdi confirmed in a statement. “Magnani has already joined the group at the pre-season training camp at Vipiteno.” Juve’s own statement confirms the financial details, with a bid accepted of €5m payable in three instalments. The deal generates “no significant economic effect”, meaning the Bianconeri are more-or-less breaking even after signing Magnani from Perugia. Juventus can buy Magnani back for €12m at the end of the 2019-2020 season.




Sassuolo's director Giovanni Carnevali said this to Sky Sport: "Brignola and Locatelli? As for Locatelli, a deal was pretty much in place but then with the ownership change, that blocked the deal. In both cases, we hope to close a deal soon...".


Three years and three loans into his senior professional career, Jérémie Boga has grown tired of the loean life. He made that quite clear at the end of last season, spent at Championship side Birmingham City, which is why it was weird to see him linked another loan, this time at Serie A club Sassuolo. As it turns out, there was no change of heart. Boga will indeed move on from Chelsea in a permanent transfer, as announced today by the club.But, there is good news. Great news, in fact. The arrangement is even better than a loan, with a paltry fee,rumored to be around £ 3,5-4 offset by a buyback clause. Out with the Loan Army, in with the Buyback Army. The 21-year-old attacking midfielder had been at Chelsea since 2009 and made his debut for the club at the beginning of last season, starting the first match of the season, the 2-3 home loss to Burnley that would set the tone for much of the nine months to follow. Boga unfortunately last only 18 minutes, sacrificed for a substitute defender after Gary Cahill earned himself an early shower with a red card. Sixteen days later, Boga would head out on loan. Now, he’s leaving in a more permanent arrangement. Boga had shown bags of promise in the Academy, but has not quite lived up to that billing in the pros. May he do so now on Italian soil.




Crystal Palace are reportedly close to sealing a deal for Sassuolo striker Khouma Babacar - only a couple of weeks after his loan deal from Fiorentina was made permanent with the Serie A club. Palace are in need of a new striker. Last season saw £27m Christian Benteke only net on three occasions as the Eagles' attack mainly relied on their midfielders (Luka Milivojevic being the only player at Selhurst park to reach a double figure goal tally in the league last term). And now, it appears that Roy Hodgson is upping efforts to increase his options on the front line, and according to The Mirror,  he'll do that by signing Babacar. The 25-year-old impressed enough last season for Sassuolo to fork out a transfer fee for his services - and it was only on July 1 when his move to the club went through. And now, only weeks later, Palace will look to tempt the Italian outfit into making a quick profit on the forward with a £12m bid. Sassuolo are heavily expected to accept the offer, and we could very soon see a new man arriving to spearhead Palace's attack.




Sassuolo's general manager Giovanni Carnevalli said he wasn't interested in any loan swap deals involving Domenico Berardi and Manuel Locatelli, despite what had been reported in the press.




 Sassuolo have insisted they will accept no less than €30million for their star asset Domenico Berardi. The 23-year-old forward is reported to have rejected interest from Fiorentina and AC Milan in favour of a move to Roma, where he would be reunited with former coach Eusebio Di Francesco. However, Sassuolo sporting director Giovanni Carnevali has warned his club will not be short changed. "There is no situation at the moment. Roma have talked to the entourage of the player, but we have never received any offer," he told Corriere dello Sport. "We do not have much intention to deprive ourselves of Berardi because we have already sold [Matteo] Politano. "If there should be an offer we will evaluate it, but if for Politano we have received €28million, Berardi is not worth less. We'd want about €30million."



Serie A side Sassuolo have reportedly made contact to sign AC Milan midfielder Manuel Locatelli, with Cagliari also keen on the player. The 20-year-old Italian could make only five starts in the Serie A last season for the rossoneri and made a total of 21 appearances. Sky Sports report of a possible contact between Sassuolo and Milan, with the neroverdi also interested in signing Locatelli, who has drawn heavy links with Cagliari this summer. Milan are taking their time to make a decision about Locatelli, with Roberto de Zerbi really interested in Locatelli.


Newly appointed US Sassuolo manager Roberto De Zerbi has hailed the signing of Kevin-Prince Boateng - claiming that the Ghanaian is a quality player. Boateng, 31, joined the Neroverde on a two-year deal from German Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday. He was unveiled on Friday afternoon at the Mapei headquarters in Sassuolo with CEO of the Giovanni Carnevali taking part in the conference table. Speaking to reporters at his official unveiling today, Coach Roberto praised the qualities of the former AC Milan ace. "He is a quality player, the quality players must be put on the pitch. I know him well, he is intelligent, mature and strong, he can play different roles ". It is a return to Italy for Boateng, who played for Genoa and Milan.





Lazio have reportedly agreed a €12m deal for Sassuolo defender Francesco Acerbi. According to Gianluca di Marzio’s website, Sassuolo have accepted an offer from Lazio worth €10m plus €2m in bonuses. Acerbi, for his part, will sign a five-year contract with the Aquile and undergo a medical ‘early next week’. The 30-year-old bounced back from two cancer scares to play 173 times for the Neroverdi in five seasons and represent Italy twice.



U.S. Sassuolo Calcio officially communicates that attacker Federico Di Francesco has completed a permanent switch from Bologna F.C.


Milan are seriously considering a Manuel Locatelli transfer to Sassuolo, but would like to retain a buy-back clause. The 20-year-old midfielder barely featured last season following the arrival of Argentina international Lucas Biglia. He is frustrated at the lack of playing time and ready to push for an exit, but is hesitant to accept a loan. Cagliari, Parma and Frosinone are all interested, but Sassuolo are currently the hot favourites. Tuttomercatoweb and Sportitalia claim Milan could sell Locatelli to the Neroverdi and therefore bring in fresh funds, but retain a buy-back clause for future use in case his career really takes off.


Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport are today reporting that West Ham are interested in signing Sassuolo defender Gian Marco Ferrari. Sassuolo value Ferrari somewhere in the region of 8-10 million Euros. Everton have also shown some interest in the defender.Ferrari began his career in Italy with Crociati Noceto. He would then move around Italy’s lower leagues for some years. His longest spell in the Serie B was with FC Crotone for whom he played 114 games, scoring four and assisting four. The centre-back would then move to Sassuolo in 2016 for a fee in the region of £3.16 million. However, he has yet to make a first-team appearance for Sassuolo and instead spent last season out on loan at Sampdoria for whom he played 30 games and scored two.


Nomadic Ghanaian forward Kevin Prince Boateng is close to making a sensational return to Italy after just a season back in the Bundesliga with Frankfurt. The 31-year-old will be signing a three year deal with Sassuolo as negotiations between the player's agent and the Italian club get to a close. According to Italian sports portal calciomercato.com, both the player and new Sassuolo boss Roberto De Zerbi had been pushing to make the deal happen and now Boateng seems to be only a few signings away from making Serie A return. Boateng has two years remaining on his current deal at Frankfurt, making the move a little complicated. However, it is understood, Ghanaian midfielder Alfred Duncan's imminent sale to Italian giants Inter Milan would be used to facilitate his transfer. The German-born Ghana International previously played for Hertha Berlin, Dortmund, Tottenham, Portsmouth, A.C Milan, Las Palmas and Schalke.


Official: Politano signs with Inter Milan

Inter have officially signed Matteo Politano from Sassuolo as he joins the nerazzurri on a loan with an option to buy set for 20 million euros. It seems like the intial loan will cost Inter 5 million euros. Jens Odgaard will also be included in the deal as the youngster will be joining Sassuolo...




Ghanaian midfielder Alfred Joseph Duncan has expressed his desire to leave Italian side Sassuolo after holding positive talks with the club. The 25-year-old joined the Black and Greens in 2015 from Sampdoria and has been a key figure for the side. The defensive enforcer's performance last term has attracted interest from top clubs in Italy and England - with AS Roma and Lazio showing keen interest. ”I’ve spent three good years at Sassuolo and it’s been great, but I feel I’m ready for a change,"Duncan told Citi TV. “I’ve spoken to the club and they understand my decision, so it’s up to them now and the right offer from the interested clubs,” he said. According to reports, Duncan is likely to re-unite with coach Eusebio Di Francesco at AS Roma following the departure of former Belgium international Radja Nainggolan to Inter Milan. The former Inter Milan midfielder made 26 appearances for Sassuolo in the 2017/18 season. He represented Ghana at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey playing four games during the tourney.



Sassuolo have officially signed Jens Odgaard from Inter, who can buy the young striker back. The transfer was confirmed in a statement on Inter’s website, which suggested the Nerazzurri had a first option. The Denmark Under-19 joins Sassuolo as part of the deal that takes Matteo Politano to Inter and is reportedly valued at €5m. It is also claimed the Nerazzurri can bring him back for €5m next summer or €10m the following year. The 19-year-old scored 15 goals for Inter’s Primavera side last season as they won a League, Cup and Supercoppa treble.




Sassuolo have announced that defender Mauricio Lemos will spend another season on loan from Las Palmas. Lemos spent the second half of last season at Sassuolo, and a statement on their official website confirmed his loan had been extended. It comes despite the Neroverdi reportedly having a €6m purchase option for the Uruguayan. The 21-year-old made eight Serie A appearances for the Neroverdi last term as they comfortably avoided relegation, whereas his parent club dropped into Spain’s second tier. 




Sassuolo have appointed Roberto De Zerbi as coach on a two-year contract, the club announced on Wednesday. De Zerbi will replace to replace Giuseppe Iachini, who was sacked earlier this month.



Despite guiding the side to Serie A safety in 2017-18, the 54-year-old coach has been sacked by the Neroverdi Giuseppe Iachini’s brief tenure in charge of Sassuolo has come to an end after six months in charge. The 54-year-old replaced Cristian Bucchi in late November with Sassuolo perilously close to Serie A’s relegation zone. Iachini guided the Neroverdi to eight wins in his 24 league matches in charge as they finished safely in mid-table, four victories in their final six games lifting them to 11th. However, he will not lead the club next season after Sassuolo’s board opted for a change.

“After a meeting between the directors and Giuseppe Iachini it was found that there are no longer the conditions to continue the employment relationship with Sassuolo,” a statement read. “The Neroverdi wants to express great thanks to Mr Iachini, who arrived at a time of difficulty for the team.”




 Sassuolo CEO Giovanni Carnevali claims AC Milan target Domenico Berardi’s is no more valued €50 million and admits it is “normal” for his price tag to have fallen down. The 23-year-old spent two years with Neroverdi’s youth system and was promoted to the first team in 2012. He has been linked with a move to San Siro and the Rossoneri are looking at the option of signing him. â€‹Despite the recent slump, Carnevali remains confident Berardi will come good and hailed him as one of the best players in Italy. “He is a player who has the highest regard on the part of Sassuolo. He is a very high quality player, he still lacks something to be able to express himself definitively, many things depend on him but there are all the possibilities for him to recover,” “Is he still worth 50 million? It is normal that the price may have fallen but we know we have an important player, among the best in Italy.”


Sassuolo are reportedly closing in on a permanent deal to sign Inter striker Andrea Pinamonti. According to Sportitalia’s Luca Cilli, Sassuolo will pay €5.5m plus bonuses for Pinamonti, while there are reports Inter can bring him back for €16m. Pinamonti is considered a bright prospect and has a prolific record for Italy’s youth teams but has played just twice for the Nerazzurri this season. The Beneamata could use the money to bring in a new player, having so far failed to sign an attacking midfielder.


Juventus and Sassuolo held a meeting today, with the Neroverdi reportedly signing both Pol Lirola and Alessandro Tripaldelli outright. It’s been a busy day for Sassuolo, as they’re in talks with Inter for Andrea Pinamonti and have rejected a bid from Napoli for Matteo Politano. Now general manager Giovanni Carnevali has held a meeting with his Bianconero opposite number, Beppe Marotta. According to Sky Italia, the clubs have agreed that the Neroverdi will sign Lirola outright, with the Spaniard currently on loan at the Mapei Stadium. In addition, Juve youth player Alessandro Tripaldelli will join the Emilian side outright at the end of the season. It’s likely that the Bianconeri will insert buyback clauses into both deals.


Diego Falcinelli has arrived for his Fiorentina medical, as part of the deal which will take Khouma Babacar to Sassuolo. The two clubs have agrred on deal whereby the Neroverdi will pay €10m for Babacar, as well as sending Falcinelli to Florence on loan with an option to buy. This afternoon the Italian has arrived at Medicina dello Sport to take his medical, telling fans “Forza Viola” before entering the facility. Babacar is set to leave the Stadio Artemio Franchi after seven seasons in which he has failed to hold down a starting spot. The 24-year-old actually has a decent goals-to-games ratio though, with four goals in Serie A this season despite just one start. His 441 Serie A minutes across 16 league appearances equates to less than half an hour per game.


Sassuolo director general Giovanni Carnevali confirms Matteo Politano to Napoli “is not a possiblity”. It was reported earlier today that the Neroverdi had rejected the latest bid of €25m , and now the door has been closed on a transfer. “Politano to Napoli is not a possibility,” Carnevali told Premium Sport as he left a meeting with Inter. “Andrea Pinamonti? "Independent of talking about Inter, Pinamonti is one of the most promising youngsters on the national scene. “Our desire is to bring players of this type into the squad, but not on loan because we don’t want to improve players for other teams. “Do Inter want Sassuolo players? I don't think so, we have an excellent relationship with Inter and if they wanted our players I'm sure they'd ask.”



Sassuolo director Giovanni Carnevali warns that Matteo Politano to Napoli and Khouma Babacar arriving from Fiorentina are unlikely. The transfer deadline in Serie A is on Wednesday at 22:00 GMT. Napoli have been pushing for weeks to sign Politano, offering €20m plus €m 2 in bonuses, but Sassuolo are refusing to budge. “I think he will stay with us,” Sassuolo director of sport Carnevali told Sky Sport Italia. “We have an excellent rapport with Napoli, but he is a very important player for us.” There were also reports that Sassuolo were in talks for Fiorentina striker Babacar, potentially in an exchange deal with Diego Falcinelli. “That is very unlikely to happen, because quite simply there are no negotiations for the moment.”



According to reports in Italy, Napoli are happy to pay 16million euros and loan a player to Sassuolo in order to sign Matteo Politano. The Sassuolo winger has reportedly requested to leave the club as he tries to challenge for silverware this season. Napoli remain top of the Serie A table and they are looking for some extra bodies to get them over the line in the coming months. Politano is top of their wish list and Sassuolo director Giovanni Carnevali has confirmed the player wants to join the Italian giants. With Juventus also interested, Napoli are willing to pay and also send Adam Ounas on loan for the next 18 months. Sassuolo are looking for other potential replacements but Napoli are close to getting their man before the window shuts on Wednesday night. 



Sassuolo have officially extended the contracts of goalkeeper Andrea Consigli and defender Federico Peluso. A joint statement from the Mapei Stadium club this evening confirmed the double deal. Consigli has signed a new contract that will now hold him to the side until June 2022. As for Peluso, the full-back’s current deal has been extended to a new deadline of June 2020.




El defensa uruguayo Mauricio Lemos se incorpora como cedido al Sassuolo, equipo de la Primera división italiana, procedente de la Unión Deportiva Las Palmas, informó hoy el club italiano, reseña EFE. “El Unione Sportiva Sassuolo Calcio comunica que completó la siguiente operación de mercado: Lemos Mauricio: fichaje como cedido con opción a compra definitiva, procedente de la U.D. Las Palmas”, se lee en el comunicado oficial emitido por el club italiano. El conjunto del norte de Italia no confirmó los datos económicos de la operación aunque los medios italianos estiman que el Las Palmas ingresará cerca de 6 millones de euros (unos 7.3 millones de dólares) para traspasar definitivamente al internacional uruguayo. Lemos, nacido en Rivera el 28 de diciembre de 1995, llegó el lunes al aeropuerto Linate de Milán y se sometió este martes al pertinente reconocimiento médico previo a la firma del contrato con su nuevo equipo. El uruguayo, crecido en el Defensor Sporting de su país natal, tuvo su primera experiencia europea en el curso 2015-16 con la camiseta del Rubin Kazan ruso, antes de fichar el año siguiente por la Unión Deportiva Las Palmas. En el conjunto canario, Lemos disputó 33 partidos y marcó 5 goles, luciéndose por su gran talento en el lanzamiento de las faltas directas.




Parma have officially confirmed the signing of Sassuolo defender Marcello Gazzola on a permanent transfer. The 32-year-old began his career with the Ducali, but never actually made a first team appearance. After seven seasons and over 100 appearances with the Neroverdi though, the veteran has returned to the club where his career began. “Parma Calcio 1913 announces the outright signing of Marcello Gazzola from Unione Sportiva Sassuolo Calcio,” a statement on the Crociati’s website begins. “The player, who has signed a contract until June 30, 2016 has made nine appearances in Serie A this season and one in the Coppa Italia.”


Sassuolo will meet with Beppe Iachini today, as Coach Cristian Bucchi is set for the axe after a 2-0 home defeat to Verona. The Neroverdi had until now publicly backed their tactician, in his debut top flight campaign, but the performance against Hellas on Saturday was the final straw. According to multiple sources, a meeting has been set up with Iachini today and an announcement is expected at most tomorrow. Iachini is most famous for his baseball cap, which he wears to protect his eyes from the light due to an ocular condition, and had several spells on the Palermo bench. Bucchi essentially sealed his fate with post-match comments yesterday, stating “our problem is a lack of character. A Coach can train tactics and fitness, but not character.” Since taking over from Eusebio Di Francesco this summer, Bucchi has managed only three wins, two draws and nine losses. More than that, the performances even in victory were never convincing and they’ve scored just eight goals in 14 games, conceding 25.

07/11/2017 (WORLD SOCCER NOVEMBER 2017)

Midfielder, age 22 (05.08.95), Sassuolo & Italy Holding midfielder who is blessed with great vision, an impressive range of pass, and double-rations of mobility and selfsacrifice. Came to prominence with Cesena in Serie B and was voted Italy’s best young player in 2016.


Sassuolo defender Timo Letschert went under the knife today after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. The 24-year-old went off during Sunday’s 6-1 defeat to Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico. He was operated on by Professor Herbert Schoenhuber, assisted by Sassuolo chief medic Franco Combi, in Milan this morning. A statement from the club confirmed the surgery was a success, but did not suggest a timeframe for his recovery. This type of injury usually requires at least five to six months on the sidelines.


Lazio's problem in dealing with racism among its fans resurfaced during the Roman club's 6-1 win over visiting Sassuolo in Serie A on Sunday. After derogatory chants were directed at Sassuolo players Claud Adjapong and Alfred Duncan, the stadium announcer warned that the match could be suspended if the chants continued. Adjapong was born in Italy to Ghanaian parents and has represented Italy's under-19 national team. Duncan is from Ghana. Lazio has been fined and subjected to stadium closures for years due to racist incidents. On Thursday, Lazio beat Belgian side Zulte Waregem 2-0 in a Europa League match behind closed doors due to punishment from UEFA for racist chants aimed at a Sparta Prague player in the Roman side's last continental appearance two seasons ago.(USA TODAY)



Sassuolo fails to bring in two successive consecutive results: Bologna is forced to Mapei Stadium with the same result with which Bucchi men made Wednesday at Cagliari, ie 0-1. The neroverdi play better in the first half, where they touch the goal with Matri, while leaving the ball to rossoblu in the resumption: although without worrying more than a few tips, Bologna exploits the expulsion of Magnanelli to inflate the attack and find the decisive goal with Okwonkwo. Once again, the defensive department makes a big voice, while in attack the two offensive terminals see a few balloons.


Juventus and Tottenham had been linked with signing Sassuolo star Domenico Berardi but both clubs failed to finalize a deal for the talented Italian winger. The Old Lady came close to signing him in summer 2015 but the player refused to join Juventus amid fears of lack of game time. Tottenham did not manage to reach an agreement with Sassuolo.  Spurs are believed to be one of the clubs to have offered Sassuolo to sign Berardi. The neroverdi, however, blocked the player’s exit in the summer. The club’s DS Stefano Carnevali told Radio Sportiva that several offers were refused by Sassuolo last summer. “We have rejected some very important offers for him, now we expect an improvement”, Carnevali said. As for Pol Lirola, a promising Juventus loanee, Carnevali ruled out an anticipated return in Turin: “It’s impossible, we don’t sell our players in the middle of the season, we’ll talk about it in June.”



Sassuolo’s CEO praises the “great relationship” with Napoli, but says they only considered “an option” on Domenico Berardi. In the final days of the transfer window, it was reported that the Neroverdi forward could sign for the partenopei, but be loaned back for a season. “He [Berardi] had so many offers, both from Italy and abroad,” Giovanni Carnevali admitted on Radio Crc. “We were clear from the outset with these clubs and with the player, we consider him important and we never considered any offer for him, other than the hypothesis of an option. “We want to be free to choose and evaluate what’s happening, because there’s nothing to say he won’t stay with us in the future. There’s no rush. “Could Napoli come back in for him? There’s a great relationship between the two clubs, but I don’t know. “It’s normal that Napoli are looking for great players, and Mimmo is that. If they want to talk then we’re very much available. “We were interested in [Duvan] Zapata, but we had to be careful on Financial Fair Play and that wasn’t our primary need, so we thought their asking price was too much for us.”



Sassuolo owner Giorgio Squinzi spoke to the Gazzetta dello Sport on the renewal of Domenico Berardi with the Neroverde, making a comparison between the Calabrian winger and two players who have just recently changed teams this summer, Federico Bernardeschi and Patrik Schick. 

TRUE WORTH - "We are very happy with his renewal, because none of us has ever stopped believing in him. We just adjusted the situation so that it can pass, or rather, the temptation to go away. I’d like him to become our symbol, it's my dream. The demand has frightened the claimants? But Berardi is worth all that money, 40 million EUR is the right demand for a player with his qualities. Indeed, probably even more." 

SCHICK AND BERNA - "If Schick and Bernardeschi are superior? No, absolutely, not. At least Domenico is at their level, if he plays with calm. My ‘allergy’ to Inter? In reality, it’s not that kind of veto to Inter, but I want to be sincere, I would struggle to see him in certain colors."



Sassuolo have officially sent Luca Antei and Pietro Iemmello to Benevento on loan with obligation to buy. The Neroverdi announced the transfers for the pair on deadline day. Antei is a 25-year-old defender who spent time at Roma in his formative years. Iemmello, also 25, is a centre-forward who only joined Sassuolo last year from Spezia for €2.3m. He came up through the Fiorentina youth academy.

Genoa have agreed to sign Sassuolo winger Federico Ricci with €11m option to buy, but the Neroverdi have a €14m counter-option. According to Sky Sport Italia and Sportitalia, the deal is done ahead of the transfer deadline this evening. Ricci is expected to sign on loan with an option to buy for €11m. Sassuolo will retain a counter-option to bring the 23-year-old back for €14m.


After talks with Sampdoria failed, Duvan Zapata is close to Sassuolo in a deal that could include a Napoli option on Domenico Berardi. The Colombia international just returned from a two-year loan spell at Udinese, but is not part of Maurizio Sarri’s plans. “Duvan Zapata is the ideal profile for Sassuolo’s requirements, but at the moment Napoli only want to sell him on a permanent basis for sums that are prohibitive for us,” Neroverdi director Giovanni Carnevali told La Gazzetta di Modena newspaper. “We’ll see if it’s possible to find a solution.” According to Sky Sport Italia this evening, the key could well be an option to buy Italy international Berardi if and when he should be on the market. Juventus did have an option on the Sassuolo winger, but that has been abandoned.

Sassuolo CEO Giovanni Carnevali says Leonardo Pavoletti is “ideal” for them, but Napoli must lower their asking price. The striker joined the Partenopei in January, but injury problems and the form of Dries Mertens meant he didn’t make a single appearance. It has been suggested that he could move to the Neroverdi before Thursday night’s transfer deadline, and the Emilian side would certainly like to sign him. “Pavoletti is the ideal profile for what Sassuolo need,” Carnevali told Gazzetta di Modena. “At the moment though Napoli only want to sell him permanently at figures which are prohibitive to us, let’s see if it’s possible to find a solution. “Alessandro Matri, Federico Peluso and Pietro Iemmello? If we can find solutions then they’re fine to leave Sassuolo, otherwise they’re valid players who will stay with us.”



Benevento is not the only club interested in Iemmello. According to 'GazzaMercato', Sassuolo's striker is on his way out from the club. Crotone is interested in the player. 


Juventus could reportedly bring back Pol Lirola from Sassuolo if a deal to sign Benedikt Howedes proves troublesome. According to Tuttosport, the option emerged late on Sunday, although “everything remains in the direction” of Howedes. Lirola joined Sassuolo on a two-year loan last summer and has gone on to establish himself as the Neroverdi’s first-choice right-back. However, it remains to be seen whether the Old Lady can negotiate his early return after failing to pull off a similar deal for Atalanta’s Leonardo Spinazzola.





Possibly leaving Napoli after two seasons and a half, Croatian international left-back Ivan Strinic (30), according to latest rumours collected through TMW sources of ours, has just been offered a 3-year deal by Sassuolo management. Former Dnipro player, still on a deal with Italian giants until June 2019, has been recently linked to Fiorentina and Genoa as well.



Sassuolo have announced that winger Matteo Politano has signed a new, five-year contract with the club. Politano had been linked with Fiorentina earlier in the summer, but the winger is now set to stay at Sassuolo for the foreseeable future. The 24-year-old joined the Neroverdi from Roma in 2015, initially on a loan basis, before completing a permanent move last summer. His performances at the Mapei Stadium also earned him an Italy call-up last November.


Alessandro Matri seems destined to leave Sassuolo during this market session. According to market analyst Gianluca Di Marzio, the center-forward would end up in the Parma goal. The former Juventus striker would be tempted by this challenge, and the ducal club would already have embarked on negotiations on a three-year basis. New things are expected in the coming hours.


It marks a new name for the Chievo, which, in the last summer market days, should record an arrival. As reported by Sky Sport, this is Federico Peluso , third in force at Sassuolo . The gialloblù club has already had contact with the player by proposing a three-year deal. The former Juventus has not yet given an answer and, on him, there is also Cagliari.


It is not the first time this summer that we talk of a flame return between Alfred Duncan andInter . The Sassuolo midfielder, who grew up in the youth of Nerazzurri, liked very much from the parts of Corso Vittorio Emanuele, so that there would be surveys with the entourage of the player. To test the ground, however, was also Tottenham , as reported by TMW, ready to present a bid. It will cost at least € 15 million to relieve it. A deal that could come alive in the last days of the market.





Sassuolo has refused to sell Politano to Zenit for 15 million

Sassuolo has refused to sell to Political ANO Zenitu for €15 million

The midfielder of Sassuolo Matteo Politano hasn't finished the transition to "Zenit" yet. Representatives of "Zenit" have contacted the management of Sassuolo and have offered the Italian club of 15 million for Matteo Politano. As reports, this sum didn't suit Sassuolo therefore "Zenit" was refused.

Ivan Juric confirmed new buys Luca Rossettini and Andrej Galabinov will start for Genoa against Sassuolo, while Diego Laxalt is uncertain. It kicks off on Sunday at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT). “We had a good week in training and are eager to start the season on the right foot,” said the Coach in his Press conference.“Luca Rossettini will play tomorrow, because Nicolas Spolli is injured, but naturally it’s not easy to start someone so soon after he joins the team.“In attack Galabinov will play and we don’t know how he’ll do in Serie A, but the next few games will be a chance to prove himself. I am thinking of how to introduce Stephane Omeonga, who I really like, and Eddy Salcedo is a complete player too, even if he is only 15. “The director of sport knows what we need in this squad, I just work on the training ground. We have many quality players who aren’t ready yet, from Gianluca Lapadula to Ricardo Centurion and Raffaele Palladino. We’ve had some physical issues, but these are aspects we cannot control. When everyone has recovered, I’ll have more choices.”Sassuolo are under new Coach Cristian Bucchi after Eusebio Di Francesco moved to Roma, taking Lorenzo Pellegrini and Gregoire Defrel with him. “The Neroverdi are now a consolidated Serie A side with financial backing and a strong organisation. Their strength is having so many Italians in the side and a fantastic potential in attack.




Sassuolo striker Alessando Matri has played down rumours linking him with a move to newly-promoted Serie A side Benevento. Reports indicated that the 32-year-old could be set to move on after one season with Sassuolo, but Matri revealed that he hasn’t heard anything about a possible transfer. As reported by Football Italia, Matri said: “I know nothing about that, there are others who deal with these things. “I am accustomed to transfer rumours and let them circulate. I don’t think I will be leaving Sassuolo.”



Palermo have confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Alberto Pomini from Sassuolo on a one-year contract. The goalkeeper had only signed a one-year extension with Sassuolo in June, but he will now spend the forthcoming campaign at freshly-relegated Palermo. The 36-year-old joined the Neroverdi all the way back in 2004, when they were still a Serie C club, and played a key role in their rise to the top flight. However, he lost his No 1 status at Mapei Stadium to Andrea Consigli three years ago.



Sassuolo striker Diego Falcinelli has reportedly emerged as a transfer target for both West Bromwich Albion and Everton. Falcinelli has spent the last six years under contract at Sassuolo, but much of the Italian's time has been spent out on loan. Last season, the 26-year-old enjoyed a productive spell in the top flight with Crotone where he netted 13 goals, and it appears that has resulted in interest from the Premier League. According to The Sun, both West Brom and Everton are considering whether to launch a £10m move for the forward as they look to strengthen in the final third before the end of the transfer window.31/07/2017.