Nicolo Barella in action for Cagliari

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Inter Milan have beaten Liverpool to the signing of Cagliari star Nicolo Barella, according to reports in Italy.

The midfielder has impressed this season after managing to nail down a spot in the first team.

Liverpool have taken note of the 20-year-old’s performances, but Inter have been tracking him too.

The Italian club met with Barella’s agent in November and now, according to TMW, a deal is done.

The Italy youth international is reportedly set to join Inter next summer after spending the rest of the season with Cagliari.

Barella will initially spend a year on loan at the San Siro, before his move is made permanent in June 2019 for £16m.