first_img Gregoire Defrel is a rumoured target for Liverpool and Leicester City Premier League clubs have made contact with Sassuolo about a move for Liverpool and Leicester target Gregoire Defrel, according to the Italian club’s director general.The two English sides have been linked with the French striker throughout 2016 while Napoli are also tracking him.Defrel, 25, has scored six goals in 13 Serie A appearances so far this term and it has been reported that Napoli are ready to firm up their interest with a January bid.But Sassuolo director general Giovanni Carnevali insists they are yet to receive an approach from within Italy – but offers have come in from both England and Spain.Carnevali told Radio Goal: “It’s not our intention to sell him, especially in January. The winter market is for making improvements.“We haven’t had any official offer from Napoli, never mind one which would please us. I can tell you that he’s very well-liked by foreign clubs.“There have been offers from the Premier League and La Liga.” 1last_img read more

first_img The 33-year-old joins on a free transfer Aston Villa have signed veteran defender Chris Samba on a free transfer.The 33-year-old left Panathinaikos in January and has impressed over the past few months while on trial at the Sky Bet Championship club.Samba told Villa’s website: “I have enjoyed my time with Aston Villa and I am very pleased to continue this association after signing my contract with the club.“I have played against Aston Villa many times and it’s always been a club I have had the utmost respect for because of its standing in the game.“I can’t wait to put the shirt on this coming season. It’s a big season as everyone knows and if I can play my part in making it successful, I will be very happy.”The former Blackburn centre-back has agreed a one-year deal and will link up with 36-year-old John Terry in Villa’s defence next season. 1last_img read more