Arsenal look set to act on their interest in Sassuolo and Italy forward Domenico Berardi.The 25-year-old has scored nine goals in 20 games in all competitions so far this season and is trying to force his way back into the Italy setup ahead of Euro 2020.
A move to Juventus looked almost destined for years as they had a co-ownership agreement with Sassuolo, but after the Neroverdi bought them out of that deal in 2015, he has scarcely been linked with a transfer to a top team again.
If the Italian is to head to the Emirates Stadium, then it’s likely to be for a hefty fee. Berardi signed a contract until the summer of 2024 in October of last year, with Sassuolo tying down their star man for his best years.
Arsenal’s elimination from the Europa League earlier this week was followed by news that the club had made a financial loss for the first time since 2002, largely due to their continued absence from the Champions League.
Manager Mikel Arteta has also admitted the club will have to sell some of their stars should they fail to make the champions league this year.
He stated the club is structured to play in the champions league, and the lack of European adventure is having an adverse effect on the club.