Calgiari Name Their Price For Star Midfielder

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Cagliari are ready to talk business over star midfielder Nicolo Barella provided the trio of clubs chasing the player meet their €50m valuation, reports talkSPORT.

Club president Tommaso Giulini made it clear that Liverpool, along with two Serie A rivals Inter Milan and Juventus, must meet the asking price for a seat at the negotiating table.

Barella, 20, is attracting plenty of praise in the Italian media for his performances this season despite recent results which see the Sardinian club drop perilously close to the relegation zone.

Capped by Italy at junior levels, he was recently promoted to the Under-21 squad after being a member of the Under-20 team which took third place at the Little World Cup last summer.

Giulini is determined to tap into the player’s potential and is likely to include a sell-on fee as well as appearances bonuses as part of the overall transfer deal, for a player who still has four years remaining on his current contract.

 

Speaking on Italian radio, Giulini made it clear that meeting the asking price would result in the whole of the fee being used to strengthen the team in their fight against relegation.

With Liverpool deemed to be rolling in cash following the sale of Philippe Coutinho, the Cagliari president will be pleased to their name among the list of suitors.