La Liga giants Real Madrid have reportedly set sights on Domenico Berardi, with Carlo Ancelotti an admirer of the 27-year-old Italian international.

According to a report by Spanish outlet Defensa Central, Domenico Berardi has emerged on Real Madrid’s radar over a possible move in the summer transfer window. Carlo Ancelotti is an admirer of the 27-year-old Italian international, who could leave Sassuolo ahead of the 2022/23 season.

Domenico Berardi has spent nearly his entire professional career with Sassuolo and has gone from strength to strength over the past decade. A key figure for club and country, the player has enjoyed a productive 2021/22 season thus far, playing a pivotal role in a solid campaign for Sassuolo.

The 27-year-old Italian international has amassed 14 goals and assists each in 27 Serie A outings, driving Sassuolo’s bid to somehow clinch a European berth for the 2022/23 season. But Berardi could depart from the Mapei Stadium in the summer transfer window, with several high profile clubs across Europe, including Real Madrid, setting their sights on him.

Real Madrid could enter the market for a wide-attacker in the summer transfer window even if Kylian Mbappe joins Los Blancos on a free transfer. That is because Eden Hazard faces an uncertain future at the Santiago Bernabeu after becoming a peripheral figure for Real Madrid this term.

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So while Mbappe will essentially come into the squad in place of Gareth Bale, the Merengues might have to scour the market for a replacement for Hazard. To that end, several wide-attackers, including Richarlison, have emerged on Real Madrid’s radar, with Berardi also a viable target.

The 27-year-old Italian international is also a key target for several Premier League clubs, with Leicester, Arsenal, and Newcastle United hot on his trail. Meanwhile, as per the report, Berardi might end up essentially replacing Marco Asensio, who could leave Real Madrid in the summer transfer window for a new challenge.

With Carlo Ancelotti a keen admirer of his talent, Berardi could soon become a key target for Real Madrid if the Italian tactician remains at the helm at the Santiago Bernabeu. For now, the Sassuolo forward has emerged on Los Blancos’ radar, and it will be interesting to see if a summer move sees the light of day.

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