It has emerged that Manchester City are chasing young Sassuolo striker Domenico Berardi after his agent claimed that the big spending English champions are after his clients services.

The player is currently playing down in the Italian Seria B and has not scored a whole load of goals to suggest that he could light up the world with his finishing, but he has been attracting interest from all over Europe with his fine displays and his willingness to improve.

Sky Sports have reported that his agent spoke to tuttojuve.com, and said: “Juventus, Roma and Manchester City seeking Berardi? These are not rumours – this is real interest.

“During recent weeks these clubs have sent observers to see Sassuolo’s matches on many occasions.

“Manchester City’s scouts have often come from England.”

It is well known that City are always on the look-out for young talent and often send their scouts around the globe to try and find the world’s best to bring to the Etihad.

However, they may also have to fight off the attentions of fellow English sides Liverpool and Southampton, who are also rumoured to be chasing the services of the Italian youth international.

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