At club level, Berardi plies his trade for Seria A outfit Sassuolo, who are having a hard enough time at the moment trying to fend off interest for another one of their stars in Manuel Locatelli.
Recent reports indicate that Berardi may be available for a move to the premier league this summer, providing that any of his suitors stump up as much as £40m on the forwarder
Chelsea were the biggest English side rumoured to be interested in the striker, with Thomas Tuchel’s men on the prowl for a goal scorer before the new season
However, that now appears to not be the case at least not according to Sassuolo CEO Giovanni Carneval, who gave an update on Berardi future on Italian publication Tuttosport.
Carneval stood firm in his stance, that Berardi, along with a number of his talented teammates, would not be going anywhere anytime soon.
He said: “Caputo, Boga, Berardi and Locatelli won’t be sold. We have received lots of offers but we have rejected all of them.
“We won’t give up our best players because we have an ambitious with De Zerbi, with Berardi being the leader of this team
Berardi is undoubtedly a club legend at Sassuolo having original joined the outfit just under ten years ago, 26 years ago has gone on to become the outfits all time record goal scorer in all competitions
The forwarder spent two years at Seria A gaints Juventus who co-owned Sassuolo at the time but failed to make a single appearance over the course of two seasons in Turin
Berardi still have two years left to run on his current Sassullo contact, ensuring the side are hardly in a position where the are forced to sell for less than they like
If Chelsea are serious in their interest, it will likely take more than the paid for Timo Werner last season to prize Berardi away from his boyhood club.