According to FCInterNews, via the HITC, the duo of Premier League sides Liverpool and Arsenal are keeping a close eye on Inter Milan’s Nicolo Barella with Inter desperate to tie the midfielder down to a new long-term contract, says the report.

The former Cagliari midfielder may be renowned for his seemingly endless energy reserves and his willingness to get the work down no matter the opposition side.

However, while his side Champions League tie against Real Madrid on Tuesday night ended in a 3-2 defeat, Barella produced a moment of magic that the man on Los Blancos’ bench would have been proud of.

Barella, channeling his inner-Zidane’s playing style, produced the sort of assisting a fan only see once in a blue moon, executing a sublime, first-time backheel which bisected the Real defence in an instant and set up Lautaro Martinez for a one-on-one he finished in ruthless fashion.

And that has come in handy with contract talks underway amid interest from some of the Premier League’s biggest and best.

His red-hot form so far has come in handy with contract talks underway with his club amid interest from top host Premier League side and best. Inter next outing would be away at Atleti Azzurri d’Italia where they take on Atalanta F.C. in what PowerPlay website currently have them at 2.30 odds to a straight winning. Bet today with PowerPlay and enjoy Free Bet Offers!

FCInterNews above, claims Liverpool and Manchester United are strongly keen on his signature, as is Arsenal who were snubbed by the 33 million midfielders as recently as May. The report adds further that Inter could look to reward the 23-year-old for his fine performances with a new contract until 2025.

Barella, according to the report, currently earns £45,000-a-week but is expected to be offered a substantial pay rise, taking him to somewhere in the region of £70,000-a-week.

Azzurri coach Roberto Mancini, speaking to Gazzetta Dello Sport, describes Barella as a man who continues to go from strength to strength at the San Siro.

He said:

“Now he’s one of the best midfielders in Italy.”

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