Chelsea may be poised to make an offer to capture Inter Milan’s Nicolo Barella this summer, according to sources.
InterLive believes that numerous Premier League teams are prepared to make offers to attempt to land Nicolo Barella, who’s one of the big names in the Serie A competition.
It is revealed that Chelsea, Liverpool, and Newcastle United are all circling for the 26-year-old midfielder ahead of the summer transfer season.
The report indicates that Italian heavyweights Inter Milan would demand at least € 80 million (£ 70 million) to sell Barella.
As it stands, there’s been no official bid made for the Italy international, who is also liked by Real Madrid.
Barella was on top form Friday night in the Milan derby as Inter beat AC Milan 2-0 in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final. He performed at the San Siro yesterday amid a significant occasion in Europe.
The box-to-box center midfielder is enjoying a terrific individual season, scoring eight goals and creating nine assists in 46 games across all competitions.
Described as “extraordinary” by former Inter Boss Marcello Lippi, Barella ticks most boxes when you’re seeking a midfielder.
The Chelsea target is someone we could envision performing well in England with his physical and technical characteristics, so Premier League interest is a no-brainer.
The Daily Mail has revealed that Mauricio Pochettino intends to acquire a new goalkeeper, midfielder, and striker this summer if he takes over as Chelsea’s manager, as predicted.
It would be silly to turn your nose up at a player with Barella’s sort of quality, but is he really what Chelsea needs right now?
The Blues ideally need to sign a No 6 that can drop into the base of midfield and allow Enzo Fernandez to thrive.
Unfortunately, it’s hard to see a Barella-Fernandez pivot operating as a two-man combo.