Spurs silent on reported interest in Italian striker Berardi

Domenico Berardi: Linked with a move to Spurs

Domenico Berardi: Linked with a move to Chelsea

Tottenham have refused to comment on reports in the press linking them with a move for Sassuolo’s £29.5million-rated striker Domenico Berardi.

Reports on Thursday suggested the striker – who plays for Sassuolo in Serie A, but is part-owned by Juventus – was in London ahead of a possible January move to White Hart Lane.

But Mauricio Pochettino has refused to comment on the link, but did admit in his press conference to preview Sunday’s game at Everton that he was “in discussions every day” with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy over January targets for the club.

Sassuolo boss Eusebio Di Francesco, however, believes a deal could be struck for the striker and told the Italian press: “Tottenham? Berardi is on holiday in London, he didn’t know anything and I asked him if it was true… I do not think there is basis, but then in football anything can happen.”

Tottenham are in the market for a new striker this month to ease the burden on Harry Kane and 21-year-old Berardi, who is also being tracked by Monaco – could fit the bill.

The 21-year-old scored 15 goals in 34 appearances for the Serie A outfit last season but has struggled to replicate that form this campaign, after finding the net only twice since August.