Inter close on signing Chelsea & Man United transfer target

Serie A By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 08/06/2019

Inter Milan closing on signing Chelsea and Manchester United transfer target Nicolò Barella from Serie A outfit Cagliari, according to a report from Italy.

The 22-year-old midfielder is currently on international duty, as Italy take on both Greece and Bosnia-Herzegovina in a Euro 2020 qualifying doubleheader.

According to the Corriere dello Sport, the Nerazzurri will meet Cagliari President Tommaso Giulini at the Lega Serie A meeting to finalise the deal for €50m rated midfielder.

Barella has become one of the most sought-after players in Serie A, since bursting onto the scene two years ago and has been linked with the likes of Napoli, Chelsea, Manchester United and Juventus in the past.

The youngster has quickly risen to prominence and has earned five caps with the Italian national team after earning his international debut in 2018 after he has made 112 first-team appearances for Cagliari, scoring seven goals and adding six assists.

The midfielder started every single match he was eligible for in all competitions this season.