Domenico Berardi Now Major Chelsea Transfer Target as Jose Mourinho Prepares £10m Bid for Teenage Sensation

Loaned out Juventus forward has been a big hit at Sassuolo and is now on the Stamford Bridge radar.

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is taking a keen interest in loaned out Juventus striker Domenico Berardi and is said to be considering lining up a summer move for the teenage striker.

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CaughtOffside understands that the West London club has been scouting the 19 year old this term, sending representatives to monitor his progress during his season long loan spell at Sassuolo.

Berardi has racked up 11 goals in 14 Serie A appearances this term, culminating in a four goal blitz against AC Milan on the weekend, which has left Mourinho even more excited at the prospect of luring the forward to Stamford Bridge.

Juventus signed Berardi from Sassuolo last September and Chelsea are ready to make an offer of around £10m for the youngster, knowing that the Turin club may be looking to balance the books following their inability to secure a path to the last 16 of the Champions League.

Given that Antonio Conte brought in Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente to boost his attack last summer he may feel he can afford to cash in on Berardi, especially as currently the Juventus boss can call also call upon Mirko Vucinic, Sebastian Giovinco and Fabio Quagliarella as back-up options.

Mourinho is keen to freshen up his attack as well as develop a more youthful approach to squad building and a move to Beradi kills two birds with one stone.

Berardi may feel that a move to Chelsea could more easily help him garner regular first team football than if he were to stay at Juventus, especially as the likes of Demba Ba and Samuel Eto’o are expected to leave the Premier League club by the end of the season.

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