Sassuolo’s Davide Frattesi has been pushed forward as a candidate for Brighton & Hove Albion in the past few weeks by the Italian media.

Last week, Roberto De Zerbi admitted that he made a mistake in handling the midfielder during his time at the Serie A side.

Earlier on Monday, reported ‘there is Brighton’ in the picture to sign the 23-year-old. It was also explained that De Zerbi doesn’t want to let his compatriot slip away from the Premier League side.

Today’s edition of Corriere dello Sport brings an update on the Italy international, which will not please the Seagulls and their manager.

Frattesi has talked about his desire to return to his former club, AS Roma. They showed keen interesting in signing him in the summer, but no deal took shape.

The player, for his part, was so keen to join the Giallorossi that he turned down offers from other clubs in the last window.

If José Mourinho’s side want Frattesi at all costs in the winter market, he will try to ‘reject’ all advances from other clubs, including the one from Brighton.

The English side like him as there is a ‘strong’ interest from De Zerbi to bring the Sassuolo man to The Amex.

Therefore, Brighton’s signing efforts are unlikely to yield any result if Roma make an approach to sign Frattesi in January.