Squinzi: Berardi on his way to Juventus

Sassuolo president Giorgio Squinzi says that Domenico Berardi is Juventus-bound, despite the winger's agent claiming an offer from Internazionale is being considered.

The 21-year-old was the subject of a 2013 agreement between the Neroverdi and the reigning Serie A champions, which would virtually have assured Juve of his services should they need it.

However, following the Bianconeri's acquisition of Simone Zaza, the so called "co-ownership" of Berardi was dissolved and he remained with Eusebio Di Francesco's side.

On Tuesday, the youngster's advisor claimed that a "substantial" offer was made by Inter, leading to a public spat between the agent, Juve chairman Bepe Morata and Sassuolo general manager Giovanni Carnevali.

On Thursday, however, Squinzi moved to clarify matters, telling FCInterNews: "I've heard so many rumours. The reality is different: Inter absolutely haven't made any offer for our player.

"I don't understand why people are saying the opposite. We have an agreement with Juventus, the transfer has simply been postponed by a year. The lad will go to Turin at the end of next season."

When asked about the agent's claims of an offer from the Nerazzurri, Squinzi was dismissive.

"A lot of people speak in football, agents can do it too. But an offer from the Nerazzurri never arrived. It doesn't exist. That's it," he declared.

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