Juventus to Track Sassuolo Star if Di Maria Refuses Bid

Juventus will not wait for an answer from Angel Di Maria in perpetuity and are preparing some alternatives, and Domenico Berardi is one of the main candidates in that regard. The talks with Sassuolo have been preliminary up to this point. The relationship between the two clubs is excellent.

According to Goal, El Fideo has not accepted their latest offer. He wants to commit to a new club for just one season. The Bianconeri are open to that, but he would have to agree to a lower salary in such scenario. He demanded €7.5M, while the Italian outfit proposed €5.5M plus add-ons.

On the other hand, not all hope is lost, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs. Xavi has reached out to the Argentinian ace, but Barcelona are not a real threat just yet. They need to part ways with some players before being able to register new ones. However, they are keener on meeting his requests. Juventus will see it through with Di Maria before moving on to Berardi or Mykhaylo Mudryk.

The future of the Sassuolo attacker might be intertwined with Nicolò Zaniolo. Milan and the Bianconeri are both interested in the Roma starlet, but his price tag is significant, and see the 27-year-old as a viable alternative. Conversely, the Giallorossi would target the Euro winner if they sold their starlet, Gianluca Di Marzio reports. The Neroverdi ace carries a €30M evaluation.

Our Take on Juventus Eyeing Berardi as Di Maria Fallback

The Bianconeri are determined to sign a left-footed right winger, and both players would be great options. The Sassuolo forward has been fantastic in the last two seasons and is ready to jump to a top club. Onboarding Berardi would arguably be a better outcome for Juventus than signing Di Maria for just one campaign.