Juventus had convinced Sassuolo to sell Merih Demiral, but an offer from Atletico Madrid has reopened the transfer. Simeone is offering more money than Turin's team, and the Turkish centreback could be about to head to the Wanda Metropolitano.
Italian forward Domenico Berardi has caught the eye of some of Europe's top teams with his performances in Serie A over the past couple of seasons, but the Sassuolo man has admitted that it is Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool who he dreams of playing for.
Lorenzo Insigne rescued a late point as Napoli now trail league leaders Juventus by 19 points after a frustrating 1-1 stalemate at Sassuolo on Sunday, as Serie A rivals Inter Milan warmed up for next weekend's derby against AC Milan with a 2-0 win at home to SPAL.Â
Sassuolo shrugged off the shock departure of Kevin-Prince Boateng to Barcelona by ending their four-month Serie A home win drought with a 3-0 success over Cagliari on Saturday, keeping their Europa League push alive.
Napoli moved back to within six points of Serie A leaders Juventus on Sunday as goals from Adam Ounas and Lorenzo Insigne clinched a 2-0 win over Sassuolo, while Lazio took third by beating Fiorentina.