For next summer, in addition to the question of the succession of Kylian Mbappé if he were to join Real Madrid, PSG also want to hit a big blow in midfield. Leonardo, sporting director of the Parisian club, has even already positioned himself on a colossal track on the Serie A side.
PSG on the lookout in the Nicolo Barella file
Connoisseur of the Italian market, Leonardo has inscribed the name of Nicolo Barella on the list of reinforcements that he wants to have at Paris Saint-Germain next summer. The INTER Milan midfielder is now a highly sought-after player in the transfer market after winning Euro 2021 with Italy. A new status that he wants to use to enhance his contract with the Nerazzurri.
But according to the information of the Corriere dello Sport, Paris Saint-Germain would like to convince the 24-year-old to join the French championship in order to earn the salary of his dreams. Leonardo being willing to pay what it takes in order to attract the compatriot of Marco Verratti. However, the Red and Blue are not alone on this track and competition could be fierce on this track in the coming months. Liverpool, Atlético Madrid and other European clubs are already in the ranks to recruit him. Especially since the positions of the player and his management do not seem to approach regarding a contract extension.
Nicolo Barella wants to extend his contract, but…
Arrived in September 2020 from Cagliari for a check of 32.5 million euros, Nicolo Barella has a contract running until June 2024 with INTER Milan. But according to the Corriere dello Sport, the native of Cagliari might not go to the end of this commitment. The Paris Saint-Germain would indeed stand ready to take action for Nicolo Barella if he does not find an agreement with his management to renew his lease.
The transalpine media explains that the player and his club have been discussing since the end of the eUros with a view to an extension. Only, the two positions do not come close since Barella demands a salary of 6 million euros annually, where Inter Milan does not intend to exceed the mark of 5 million euros per season, double what he currently receives. The PSG remains on the lookout on this file.