Inter, Napoli, Chelsea and Manchester United: these are the four teams that have the strongest interest for Nicolo Barella. And for the Nerazzurri, Steven Zhang has been directly involved, at least this is according to the Corriere dello Sport.
“Inter have a strong relationship with Barella’s agent (Beltrami, also the agent of Nainggolan), but there is also a special feeling between Il Ninja and Nicolo who is very intrigued in the idea of joining Inter. The transfer fee of €50M is considered excessive but there is willingness to negotiate. How? Well, by including bonuses and counterparts. Cagliari want Bastoni who could initially arrive on paid loan (in June, he will be worth €23M on the budget), they would also like one between Eder and Gabriel Barbosa. The first was sold to Jiangsu and has a salary of €4M per year but Pavoletti would love to get Gabriel Barbosa who is pushing for Flamengo. It remains to be seen how the parties can facilitate a transfer of Eder to Sardinia as Cagliari expect €35M in cash.”