TOTTENHAM look set to miss out on Sassuolo striker Domenico Berardi as Juventus make plans to activate his transfer clause, according to reports.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino is seeking a strike partner for Harry Kane, with West Brom’s Saido Berahino another target.
But the White Hart Lane boss may struggle to secure Berardi’s signature after Juve made their move yesterday.
According to Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, the Turin club have decided to activate their £20million option to sign the 21-year-old.
Head coach Massimiliano Allegri is said to have given the green light for Juve officials to push through the move after being impressed by Berardi this season.
The forward has scored 37 goals in 84 Serie A appearances and has provided a further 30 assists.
Juventus agreed a co-ownership deal with Sassuolo for Berardi back in September 2013.
However, Italian football scrapped its co-ownership rules last summer and Sassuolo kept Berardi, with Juve having the right to sign him in the upcoming transfer window