Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd, Arsenal ask for 17-goal winger starring for Italy

Date published: Monday 14th June 2021 12:29 - Samuel Bannister

Jorginho, Domenico Berardi, Giovanni Di Lorenzo. Italy TEAMtalk

Three Premier League clubs are ready to make proposals for an Italy winger who is impressing at Euro 2020, while a Chelsea flop has been offered a surprise escape route by one of Europe’s biggest clubs – all in Monday’s Euro transfer gossip.

PREM TRIO IN BATTLE FOR BERARDI

Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are all keeping tabs on Domenico Berardi, according to reports.

Berardi was a starter for Italy in their Euro 2020 opener against Turkey and his cross led to Merih Demiral’s own goal. It set them on their way to a 3-0 win in which he was one of the protagonists.

After impressing on the international stage, Berardi is now on the radar of several Premier League clubs. So far, he has spent his entire career with Sassuolo, helping them win promotion from Serie B in his debut season before they established themselves as Serie A regulars.

But now, the 26-year-old is considering a change of scenery, according to Gazzetta Dello Sport.

If the right winger does leave, the Premier League seems the most likely destination. He has multiple suitors in England who could now act upon their interest.

For example, Tottenham are expressing an interest under the direction of incoming managing director, Fabio Paratici. The ex-Juventus chief will oversee their transfers this summer and could look to his native country for reinforcements.

But London rivals Arsenal could also make a move, as they look to replenish a faltering attack. Willian did not make a major impression after joining from Chelsea and Martin Odegaard has returned to Real Madrid. It leaves them in need of more options for creativity.

Berardi a Sancho alternative?

And another strong suitor for Berardi could be Man Utd. The right-wing position is a priority for the Red Devils to strengthen and in that regard, Jadon Sancho remains their top target. But Berardi would be a cheaper alternative if they once again fail to meet Borussia Dortmund’s asking price. Sassuolo value their vice-captain at €50m.

Juventus and AC Milan could yet offer him a stay in Italy, but Berardi wants to consider all his options and that includes a potential Premier League move. United and Arsenal have made the most pressing enquiries so far, so they could have an advantage.

Berardi, who scored 17 goals in Serie A last season, is still under contract in Reggio-Emilia until 2024.


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Manchester United could be offered Cristiano Ronaldo or Paulo Dybala if Juventus try to re-sign Paul Pogba. (Tuttosport)

Chelsea have offered Tammy Abraham, Mateo Kovacic and Davide Zappacosta to Inter Milan in their bid for Achraf Hakimi. (Corriere Dello Sport)

Real Madrid will be keeping an eye on Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips for the rest of Euro 2020 after he impressed in England’s opener. (Defensa Central)

Arsenal have reignited their pursuit of Real Betis playmaker Nabil Fekir, but haven’t met his asking price. (AS)

The Gunners are also competing with West Ham and Crystal Palace to bring Aaron Ramsey back from Juventus. (Tuttosport)

Inter Milan have dropped their pursuit of Chelsea left-back Emerson Palmieri in favour of his teammate Marcos Alonso. (Corriere Dello Sport)

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Florian Neuhaus is Liverpool’s top choice to replace Paris Saint-Germain new boy Georginio Wijnaldum. (AS)

Hertha Berlin have made a €13m offer to sign Marko Grujic from Liverpool after a loan spell at Porto. (A Bola)

Mino Raiola has told PSG that Moise Kean wants to stay with them permanently rather than return to Everton or Juventus. (Gazzetta Dello Sport)

Barcelona want to sign Matthijs De Ligt from Juventus, who want to keep the Dutch centre-back. (Le10 Sport)

In the opposite direction, Max Allegri wants Juventus to re-sign Miralem Pjanic from Barca. (Diario Sport)

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Udinese have revived their interest in Newcastle midfielder Matty Longstaff. (Corriere Dello Sport)

Milan are lining up alternatives to Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud, such as Roma counterpart Edin Dzeko. (Sky Sport Italia)

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Rangers have made a bid for Fenerbahce winger Bright Osayi-Samuel. (Vole)

Sergio Ramos could yet stay at Real Madrid after they gave him one last chance to accept a one-year contract renewal with a 10 per cent pay cut. (AS)

AND MORE EURO TRANSFER GOSSIP

Atletico Madrid have identified soon-to-be free agent Hakan Calhanoglu as an alternative target to Rodrigo De Paul. (Diario Sport)

Wolfsburg sporting director Marcel Schafer is of the belief that Chelsea target Maxence Lacroix will stay with them. (Kicker)

Marseille are in talks with David Luiz ahead of the end of his contract with Arsenal. (La Provence)

Jorge Mendes could help Nuno Espirito Santo sign Rafael Leao from Milan if he takes over at Everton. (Calciomercato)

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