Cagliari President Holding Firm On £45 Million Asking Price For Inter Target Barella
Inter still have work to do in order to secure the signing of Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella with the Rossoblu’s president Tommaso Giulini holding firm on his €45 million asking price.
Corriere dello Sport today reported Barella is eager to join Inter and will probably see have his wish granted before the end of the summer transfer window.
However, Inter and Cagliari face a difficult set of negotiations with the clubs currently €15 million apart in their valuations of the player.
Inter rate Barella at €30-35 million, including add-ons, and would like to include a couple of their own players in the deal to reduce the cash component.
Giulini continues to ask for €45-50 million and is only interested in Sebastiano Esposito, Alessandro Bastoni and Federico Dimarco, but Inter are only willing to let go of the latter on a permanent basis.
Inter CEO Beppe Marotta will be at the Lega Serie A’s headquarters for a meeting today while sporting director Piero Ausilio will be working at the club’s offices in Milan. Developments relating to Barella are expected by the end of this week.