Last week, Brighton & Hove Albion manager Roberto De Zerbi admitted making a mistake in handling Davide Frattesi when he was at Sassuolo between 2018 and 2021.

“I was wrong, I didn’t think he was that strong. I didn’t think he could be so complete; he’s become a great footballer,” De Zerbi said.

The midfielder has established himself at the Serie A side and is attracting interest from the Seagulls. On November 17th, Il Resto del Carlino stated Brighton, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur scouts are closely monitoring him.

Frattesi has told Corriere dello Sport of his desire to return to AS Roma, who failed to sign him in the summer. This is relayed by, who then provide their own information on this case.

Roma will return for the 23-year-old in January and will be joined by other clubs, who will knock on Sassuolo’s door for Frattesi. When naming his other suitors, the outlet states, ‘there is Brighton’.

De Zerbi’s comments about making a mistake with the player are highlighted. The Brighton manager, who ‘saw him up close’ in the past, wouldn’t want to make another mistake by letting his compatriot slip away from the English club.

Frattesi’s will on making a switch to The Amex will be decisive for a potential deal to take shape.

Despite Brighton interest, and that of Roma, Sassuolo have no intention to part ways with him in the winter market. Frattesi is expected to finish the season with his club and then could be sold next summer.