Liverpool have been handed a huge boost in their pursuit of Sassuolo winger Domenico Berardi.
The Reds have been linked with a move for the highly-rated 26-year-old in recent weeks after he impressed throughout the recently concluded campaign.
And Liverpool may be encouraged to make a move for the Italy international after Sassuolo CEO Giovanni Carnevali admitted he can’t ensure Berardi will stay at the club.
After Liverpool surprisingly struggled for goals last term, Jurgen Klopp is believed to be in the market for a new forward player this summer.
Berardi is someone who has caught the eye in Italian football for quite some time, but nobody has taken a chance on the £31.5 million rated speedster.
However, after bagging 17 goals and providing a further eight assists in just 30 Serie A appearances throughout 2020/21, that could be about to change.
Fellow Premier League sides Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur have also been credited with an interest in the 6 ft attacker, meaning Klopp may have to move quickly to secure his signature.
Fans of the Anfield outfit should be delighted at Berardi’s apparent availability, though.
Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino were way below their best as the Reds surrender their top-flight crown without a fight, while Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi offered little in the way of support.
The Sassuolo man has had no trouble transferring his club form onto the international stage, laying on two assists for the Azzuri in the group stages of Euro 2020, heightening his stock even further.
With the race for the title set to be more competitive than ever next term, Klopp is going to need reinforcements in the final third, and Berardi could be the ideal addition.