Sassuolo director general Giovanni Carnevali expects “a leap in quality” from Domenico Berardi this year.
The forward has rejected Juventus in the past, and a proposed move to Napoli this summer never materialised.
The club are hoping to keep Berardi and make him a symbol, but they’re expecting a big season from his this year.
“We rejected important bids for Berardi in the summer,” Carnevali said on Radio Sportiva.
“Now we expect a leap in quality from him.
“Could Pol Lirola go back to Juventus in January? Impossible, it’s not our policy to let players go in the middle of the season.
“We’ll talk about everything in June.”