Sassuolo CEO, Giovanni Carnevali, confirms AC Milan are interested in a trio of players that have done great this season.
AC Milan travel to Sassuolo on Sunday for the last Serie A of the season. It will also be the most important match for the Rossoneri who could lift the Scudetto title even with just one point. Besides Sunday’s encounter, AC Milan and Sassuolo have crossed paths to discuss about the future of several players.
Sassuolo CEO, Giovanni Carnevali, was asked to comment on the future of Domenico Berardi who has been linked with a summer transfer to AC Milan. The Italian winger is one of the most important names on Paolo Maldini’s list to strengthen the right wing.
“Berardi is our champion, he consecrated himself by winning the European Championships, this year he scored 15 goals and provided 14 assists. I don’t see stronger players around in his role. Milan have asked for him. At the time, before the club was at the center of sale negotiations, I met their managers who had asked for information on several our players. Now with the club’s sale rumors, everything has stalled”, said Carnevali for Corriere della Sera.
Besides Berardi, AC Milan are interested in Hamed Junior Traore and Gianluca Scamacca. The Italian striker had a fantastic season with Sassuolo scoring 16 goals in 35 league appearances. Scamacca has attracted a lot of attention with his great performances. AC Milan view Scamacca as a possible successor to Zlatan Ibrahimovic who could retire at the end of the season. Inter are also in the race.
Hamed Junior Traore is another Sassuolo player on AC Milan’s radar. The 22-year-old has been moved in a more attacking position this season often being deployed as left winger or attacking midfielder. A successful experiment of coach Alessio Dionisi with Traore netting 8 goals and assisting 4.
Sassuolo are currently asking 30 million for Domenico Berardi and at least 40 million for Gianluca Scamacca. Very high fees for their two most prized assets. Traore instead could be available four around 20 million with the player unlikely to sign a contract extension.