Sassuolo CEO Giovanni Carnevali has enticed AC Milan to make a move for winger Domenico Berardi, insisting that he would be ‘perfect’ for the Rossoneri.
The Rossoneri are keen to bolster their right flank with head coach Stefano Pioli seemingly not fully convinced on his current options, with Berardi touted as the top target by a number of different sources. However, his asking price will not be cheap given he has 14 goals and 11 assists in 25 league games this season.
Carnevali gave an interview to La Gazzetta dello Sport during which he spoke at length about the latest batch of Sassuolo players that are in demand, and he spoke about Berardi’s future and specifically about the interest of Milan.
“He is our champion, he has become the club’s Bandiera (flag) as Squinzi wanted. I have a flaw: I fall in love with the players, I would not give away either Mimmo or everyone else,” he said (via Calciomercato.com).
“Last year he thought about leaving for the first time, but Fiorentina’s offer wasn’t even worth considering. Berardi would be perfect for Milan, if I were a manager of a top Italian club he is the first player I would take.”
Another player that Milan have been repeatedly linked with in recent days and weeks is striker Gianluca Scamacca. The 23-year-old could be a good long-term striker for the post-Ibrahimovic era.
“Inter have expressed their interest, but keep an eye out abroad. Gianluca has many offers that also come from the Premier League,” Carnevali revealed.
“He is a boy who still has to grow up, perhaps he would need to stay another year with us. Just one year it may be enough to mature, the risk of going straight to a big one is that of seeing the path become complicated if you are not immediately ready.”
Finally, on the asking price for his star players: “The minimum price for our best players is €30m and then we evaluate. Sassuolo have a clear strategy, we sell one player when we have a replacement up to the task.”