Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia has reportedly moved away from signing Federico Chiesa from Juventus with contact made on a new target.
The Blues have been targeting Chiesa since his astonishing campaign with Italy at the Euros.
However, Juventus are desperate to keep hold off the 23-year-old and build their attack around the Italian.
And Granovskaia is now moving on to a new target – Domenico Berardi.
According to SportItalia, Chelsea have decided to switch their focus on to a deal for another Italian.
The Champions League winners have made contact with Sassuolo over a potential move, as the Serie A side are prepared to listen to offers in the region of £34.6m with Berardi attracting plenty of attention.
The 26-year-old was another one who impressed for Italy at Euro 2020, playing pivotal roles in wins over Spain and England.