Journalist Massimiliano Nebuloni has revealed what happened last night after the Champions League match between Barcelona and Bayern Munich for Sky Sport 24.

“Ausilio and Braida spoke last night at dinner about Mateo Kovacic. Luis Enrique really likes the Croatian, although to date there is still no deal given that Barcelona are currently under a transfer ban until January 2016.”

“The foundations have been laid for the future should Inter decide to sell the midfielder. The only non-transferable player for Roberto Mancini is Mauro Icardi and if a concrete offer where to come in, Kovacic could be sacrificed.”