United 'interested in teen'
Sassuolo chief claims Red Devils and Juve have their eye on striker
By Simone Bargellini. Last Updated: September 13, 2012 2:55pm
Sir Alex Ferguson: Keen on Italian teenager Berardi, says Bonato
Teenage striker Domenico Berardi has caught the eye of Manchester United, according to the general director of Serie B side Sassuolo.
Italian Berardi, who turned 18 in the summer, has made a bright start to the season, scoring once and contributing two assists in two games for Sassuolo.
Nereo Bonato, general director at the Italian club, claims Sir Alex Ferguson's side and Serie A giants Juventus are interested in the youngster but says there have been no concrete offers.
He told Sky Sports: "The interest from Manchester United? The player is followed with great attention by many clubs, including the Red Devils and also Juventus.
"But there are other Italian and foreign sides who have observed him in recent games.
"For the moment there has been no concrete contact, so we're thinking about the present and how to develop Berardi in the best way."
Domenico is contracted at Sassuolo until 2015 but Bonato is not ruling out a potential sale if the right offer comes along.
"We are open to all options. We'll see how things are going and how the situation develops," he added.
"Domenico deserves attention; he has great qualities and he's showing it.
"He has a contract with us until 2015 and if some big club should come forward we will see what is best for everyone."