Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are ahead in the race for Nicolo Barella, who is attracting interest from Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United, Mauricio Pochettino’s Chelsea and Eddie Howe’s Newcastle United as well.
Liverpool lead Manchester United in Nicolo Barella race
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United and Newcastle United all are interested in signing Nicolo Barella from Inter Milan in the summer transfer window.
Chelsea and United executives have already had phone calls with Inter over a potential transfer for the Italy international midfielder.
The report in the Italian publication has claimed that Liverpool are at the front of the queue for the £154,000-a-week (SalarySport) 26-year-old and are leading the race.
La Gazzetta dello Sport have added that Barella is open to a move to the Premier League and would be delighted with a switch if a club are willing to double his salary.
Exciting update for Liverpool fans
In our opinion, this latest news from La Gazzetta dello Sport is hugely exciting and encouraging for Liverpool fans.
Nicolo Barella is one of the best Italian players around, and we believe that he would be able to make an instant impact at Liverpool.
According to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, Barella is “aggressive”, “technical” and “can run for ages”.
The 26-year-old is hugely experienced as well and is used to winning major competitions.
Barella won Serie A with Inter in 2021 and helped the Nerazzurri reach the final of the UEFA Champions League in 2023 and the final of the UEFA Europa League in 2020.
The midfielder also won the 2020 UEFA European Championship with Italy.
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