Manchester City have joined Manchester United's interest in Sassuolo striker Domenico Berardi.

The teenage striker hasn't looked back this season and helped Sassuolo to the top of the Serie B table.

United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has received glowing reports from his Italian scouts about Berardi, but will face competition from City should he firm up his interest.

TMW says City boss Roberto Mancini posted new first team coach Angelo Gregucci to check on Berardi, 18, last week.