Manchester Utd in transfer fight with blues for midfield star Nicolo Barella
Man Utd have joined the race for the signature of Cagliari star Nicolo Barella, according to reports.
Chelsea and Inter have been heavily linked with a move for the very evaluated 21-year-old midfielder.
Barella, a box-to-box powerhouse, has scored one goal for Cagliari in 20 Serie A diversions this season – with his great exhibitions gaining him four Italy caps.
Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri sees in the midfielder a heir to Cesc Fabregas, who signed for Monaco this month, with his No2 Gianfranco Zola apparently considering the player on various occasions.
But Gazetta dello Sport report that the Cagliari starlet has now caught attention of the Red Devils, who are « exuberant » observing his circumstance.
Barella would reportedly find it « impossible to say no » to United on the off chance that they came thumping on Cagliari’s entryway.
Some Italian newspapers compare the starlet to Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard.