Arsenal linked with surprise move for 27-year-old Serie A playmaker

By | October 14, 2021

Arsenal were linked with a swoop for Sassuolo and Italy forward Domenico Berardi over the summer transfer market.

According to a report from an Italian daily sports newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport last month, the north London heavyweights showed an interest in the 27-year-old star during the transfer window.

However, a move for the player never materialised, but according to a recent report from Calciomercato, the winger has informed Sassuolo of his desire to quit the club in one of the upcoming transfer markets.

The Serie A side are reportedly calling for around £30 million for the Gunners-linked attacker, with around three years remaining on his current deal at the Mapei Stadium.

Speaking over the summer, the Neroverdi CEO Giovanni Carneval provided an update on the future of his player.

The Italian chief told Tuttosport : “Caputo, Boga, Berardi and Locatelli won’t be sold. We’ve received lots of offers for them, but we’ve rejected all of them.

“We won’t give up our best players because we have an ambitious project with De Zerbi, with Berardi being the leader of this team.”

With time remaining on his contract at Sassuolo, the Italian side are not in a position where they absolutely need to cash in on the winger.

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