Sassuolo’s demands block Berardi’s sale

epa09753817 Roma's head coach Jose Mourinho (C) and Sassuolo's Domenico Berardi (2-R) react after the Italian Serie A soccer match between US Sassuolo Calcio and AS Roma in Reggio Emilia, Italy, 13 February 2022. EPA-EFE/ELISABETTA BARACCHI

Domenico Berardi feels ready to leave Sassuolo, but the Neroverdi’s demands are blocking the winger’s exit.

The Italy international is arguably the best player at the Mapei Stadium and Sassuolo are unwilling to let him leave for less than €35-40m, Football Italia understands.

His contract at the club runs out in June 2024, so Sassuolo are in no rush to find a suitor. Fiorentina had been in talks with Sassuolo last season without reaching an agreement over the player’s transfer fee despite his desire to move to the Artemio Franchi.

Milan, Juventus and Roma monitor the 27-year-old, but Sassuolo haven’t received any offer yet.

Serie A clubs can’t afford to offer as much, at least for the moment. Juventus have made Angel Di Maria their priority but would be ready to pounce on the Italy international if El Fideo rejects their offer.

Berardi scored 15 goals and delivered 17 assists in 33 Serie A appearances last term. During his latest interview with magazine Chi, the winger admitted that he is ready to leave the club in the summer.

“I like living in Modena and have been here for 11 years, but I’ve reached a point where I’d struggle less with change thanks to my wife and my son, as with them I’d feel at home in any city,” the Italy star claimed.

Berardi: ‘Ready to leave Sassuolo’

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