Sassuolo will listen to offers for Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham targets

Date published: Monday 10th July 2017 1:45

Serie A side Sassuolo say they will listen to offers for Domenico Berardi, Gregoire Defrel and Francesco Acerbi this summer.

The trio have been targeted by Liverpool, Chelsea, Inter, Roma and Galatasaray among several other clubs and while the Modena-based side are hoping to keep the trio they have hinted they will consider offers for them.

“We’d like for Berardi, Defrel and Acerbi stay, but it matters to us that they want to stay, that they have enthusiasm and that they believe in our plans,” Sassuolo’s sporting director, Giovanni Carnevali, told the Corriere dello Sport.

“We’re not forcing anyone, but it’s clear that the offers needs to be acceptable”.

Berardi, 22, is believed to be a target for Antonio Conte at Chelsea with the Blues rumoured to be lining up a £20million bid. That offer has never been forthcoming, but the winger is still on the radar of the Premier League champions.

“I hope that Domenico stays, and not just him, but we’re ready to talk to anyone,” added Carnevali.

Inter Milan and Tottenham are also believed to be chasing Berardi with Sassuolo believed to be wanted £30million for the player who is contracted until 2019.

Carnevali also confirmed an approach from Roma for striker Gregoire Defrel.

“Roma have asked us about Gregoire, we’ll see what to do: they know what our requests are, and we believe them to be reasonable,” he added.

The Sassuolo chief confirmed moves for Defrel in Decemner 2016 with Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Sunderland and Newcastle all linked with the player in the winter transfer window.

“There have been offers from the Premier League and La Liga,” said Carnevali.

Scouts from those clubs watched Defrel in action against Genk in the Europa League in September.

The 26-year-old scored 14 goals in 35 games in all competitions for Sassuolo last season and that has alerted several clubs across Europe.

And Tottenham, West Ham, Leicester and Southampton have all been tracking him this summer.

 

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