According to English press reports, Liverpool is ahead of its English rival, Manchester United, in the race to sign the Inter Milan midfielder during the summer transfer window.
Italy international Nico Barella has been in impressive form at club level during the 2022-23 season, scoring eight goals and recording nine assists in 46 appearances in all competitions.
In Serie A, the midfielder has five goals and seven assists, while the Milan giants are currently fourth in the standings, two points behind fifth-placed Milan.
Barella also played an important role in Inter’s run to the Champions League semi-finals, scoring three goals in 10 appearances in the European competition.
The 26-year-old was in fine form during the first leg of the semi-final against AC Milan earlier this week, playing the full 90 minutes and leading his side to a 2-0 victory.
Barella’s future is currently the subject of much speculation despite the fact that he has three more years left to his contract at the Italian club.--
Man United have been closely linked with the Italian, with Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag looking to bring in another midfielder during the summer transfer window.
Liverpool wants to win the services of Inter Milan star Barella
However, according to Football Insider, Liverpool are at the top of the waiting list for his services this summer, but Inter are determined to keep Barella, but due to their financial problems, any bid in the amount of £61m would likely result in the midfielder being sold in the transfer window. coming.
It is believed that Liverpool sent a scout to watch the midfielder in action against Lazio at the end of last month, with the Reds’ interest building ahead of the summer transfer window.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are expected to sign at least two midfielders ahead of next season, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Naby Keita and James Milner all set to leave.
Livepool are fifth in the Premier League table, just one point behind fourth-placed Manchester United, although Ten Hag have a game in hand.