NEWS
Saturday October 10 2015
Klopp's Liverpool want Berardi

Jürgen Klopp reportedly wants Sassuolo star Domenico Berardi to be his first Liverpool signing, but Juventus have an option.

The prodigious 21-year-old is a second striker more than a pure centre-forward, yet has a remarkable scoring record in Serie A.

This is only his third campaign in the top flight, yet he has already put together 31 Serie A goals in 66 games, plus 18 assists.

According to the Daily Mirror and calciomercato.com, Klopp has been keeping tabs on Berardi for some time and wanted him at Borussia Dortmund.

Now that he has taken over at Liverpool, the new manager is requesting a swoop for the Italian talent, who is yet to make his senior Italy debut.

Sassuolo now own Berardi outright due to the abolition of co-ownership deals in Italy, but Juventus still retain an option on the player.

This week Sassuolo warned it would cost Juve at least €25m to get Berardi, although they do still get first refusal on his transfer.

It has been rumoured for some months that Juventus have no intention of letting him slip through their fingers and could activate that buy-back clause in January.

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