Chelsea are reportedly interested in attacker Domenico Berardi from Italian top-flight club Sassuolo.
According to well-respected journalist Alfredo Pedulla, the Blues have entered the hunt for the 26-year-old.
It is understood that Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund have expressed interest in the £35million-rated winger.
In addition, West Ham have already made an enquiry too this summer about his signature.
Berardi, who helped Italy win Euro 2020 this summer, is a left-footed wide player with bags of talent.
The right-winger was directly involved in 25 goals (17 goals, eight assists) in just 30 Serie A games last season for Sassuolo.
He’s yet to play European football at club level due to his loyalty to Sassuolo. However, the creator is a diamond in the Italy squad that shines against the very best.
What does Berardi interest mean for Hakim Ziyech?
For Chelsea, it’s clear the squad needs a new centre-forward before the summer window shuts.
But, it would be a slight surprise if a new winger joins given the option available at Stamford Bridge.
Berardi, who’s worth the £35million asking price, would be amazing to watch in the Premier League.
He’s a direct winger that loves to cut infield from the right and it’s easy to picture him lighting up English football with his style of play.
However, 28-year-old Chelsea winger Ziyech is someone built in a very similar mould.
Surely Ziyech deserves the chance in the new campaign to prove his worth to Thomas Tuchel’s side, as he was a little inconsistent during his debut season in London.
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