Manchester United and Chelsea are considering an approach in signing Sassuolo's on-loan striker from Juventus Domenico Berardi, according to the Daily Mail.
The Italian champions signed the 19-year-old in the summer of 2013 from Sassuolo and loaned him back to his former employer till the end of the season. The Italian striker has been in impressive form for the Serie A side, scoring 11 goals and managing two assists in 15 league appearances.
Berardi caught the eyes after his impressive display against AC Milan as the striker went to score four goals for his side. Sassuolo won the tie 4-3 and the surprise victory over the Rossoneri's saw the Milan board show the exit door to their former manager Massimiliano Allegri.
United's star striker Wayne Rooney will have one year left on his contract in the summer and is yet to sign a contract extension with the Premier League champions. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was keen on signing the England international before the end of last transfer window, which was turned down by David Moyes' side.
The Blues could make an approach for the former Everton star after the end of the season and a move for Rooney could see them end their interest in signing Berardi. However, Chelsea could face competition from Spanish giants Real Madrid as they have joined the race in signing United striker.
The Portuguese tactician claims that Rooney will leave Old Trafford in the summer and United will sanction the sale of their star player only to a foreign club.
Any move for Rooney away from the club would be a major blow to the English champions as well as for Chelsea, who have long maintained their interest in the player.
Meanwhile, Berardi's agent Simon Seghedoni claims that the striker is not joining Werder Bremen in January and any offers for his client's services will be considered in the summer.
"Werder Bremen? As far as I'm aware there is nothing concrete. But even if an offer did come in, it would not be considered until June. If there is one certainty it's that Domenico will be at Sassuolo until the end of the season. He has no will to leave and the club have no intention of letting him go," Simon Seghedoni told TuttoJuve.