Sassuolo director Giovanni Carnevali has revealed that the Serie A side have had formal offers for winger Domenico Berardi.
The likes of Liverpool, Arsenal, Leicester and even Manchester United have been linked with the Italian international in recent weeks, and Carnevali confirms he has had contact with teams abroad about the player:
“I think Berardi’s valuation is more suited to a move abroad and we only received offers from foreign clubs.”
It seems unlikely that Liverpool would have made a formal bid for Berardi at this stage. The Merseyside club are thought to be looking at signing a forward this summer, but there are a number of options being considered.
Leicester’s Harvey Barnes is reportedly on the shortlist, along with the likes of Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkins and Wolves’ Pedro Neto. All of these players either play off the left-hand side or through the middle.
Berardi, on the other hand, almost exclusively plays on the right flank, cutting in onto his stronger left foot, much like Mo Salah. Out of all the forwards, the Italian does seem like one of the least likely candidates to be signed, despite the fact that his asking price has dropped to €40m (£34m).