Nicolo Barella has chosen to join Inter this summer and nothing will change the midfielder’s mind, according to Corriere dello Sport.
Inter and Cagliari have not yet reached an agreement for the 22-year-old as the Rossoblu remain firm on their initial asking price of €50 million.
The slow progress in negotiations has led to fears Milan, Roma and Paris Saint-Germain could gazump the Nerazzurri, with Cagliari owner Tommaso Giulini telling reporters Inter’s offer ‘does not satisfy us’ on Tuesday.
However, Barella’s decision to sign for Inter is final and will give the clubs time to sort out the details of their deal.
“Barella has thought about everything in detail and his idea is not going to change,” the Rome-based publication reported today.
“He has received interest from several clubs over the last few years but he has always stuck to his guns and wants to join Inter.”
Among the reasons for Barella choosing the Nerazzurri are the arrival of Antonio Conte as head coach and the club’s qualification for the UEFA Champions League.
Inter have offered Cagliari €35 million plus add-ons for the midfielder and hope to reach the €50 million asking price by including one or two between Alessandro Bastoni, Federico Dimarco and Eder.
Cagliari have asked for 17-year-old Sebastiano Esposito but Inter will not sell the forward as they do not want a repeat of what happened with Nicolo Zaniolo last summer.