According to DiMazio’s personal website, Sassuolo is close to signing Marseille midfielder Maxim Lopez.
The report claimed that Sassuolo was close to reaching an agreement on Lopez's transfer.
Sassuolo will first lease Lopez, and they will include a buyout clause in the lease contract.
Lopez, who is only 22 years old, came out of the Marseille youth training, and has been playing for the team ever since.
Lopez's contract with Marseille will expire next summer. He has played 150 times for the team in all competitions, scoring 5 goals, of which he played 112 times in Ligue 1 and scored 4 goals.
After entering this season, Lopez has played 4 times in the French League, of which he got 2 starting opportunities.