Domenico Berardi is a new target for Milan and they asked Sassuolo for him to be inserted in the deal for Locatelli.
Manuel Locatelli may be on his way out of the club as Sassuolo are interested in signing him (in any case, in the scenario of a permanent sale, Milan are likely to include a buy-back clause).
Talks are ongoing between Milan and Sassuolo for the 20-year-old regista, and according to Sky Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio, the Rossoneri have asked to insert Domenico Berardi into the talks.
At the moment the hypothesis of an exchange of loans with the obligation to buy does not convince Milan, as they would prefer to take the 23-year-old on loan with option to buy. Berardi, who once scored four goals in a single match against the Diavolo, finished last season with 5 goals.
Everything stands still right now but Di Marzio claims that things could unlock should Suso leave the club this summer. The Spanish winger has a buy-out clause of €40m, valid only for teams outside of Italy. Director of Sport Mirabelli has already spoken with Berardi about a move and the Italy international could arrive to replace Suso on Gennaro Gattuso’s right-wing.
Milan continue to evaluate their options and will probably take their market activities to the next level after July 20th when CAS’ decision will be made. For now, it looks like a low-cost mercato.