If Roma Continue To Make Progress For Barella, Inter Could Go Back In For Pellegrini
Inter have no intention of entering a bidding war for Nicolo Barella due to their belief that their current offer is sufficient enough according to a report from Gazzetta dello Sport.
Inter have made an offer of €36 million plus €4 million in bonuses and Federico Dimarco but Cagliari’s Tomasso Giulini is understood to prefer Roma’s offer for the Italian starlet.
The report then goes on to state that Inter could go back in for Roma’s Lorenzo Pellegrini, who has a €30 million release clause in his contract, active from tomorrow. His agent Giampiero Pocetta, as per the report, has already been in contact with Inter regarding a possible move.
However, it must be said that it will be much harder to convince Pellegrini to leave Roma, than Barella to leave Cagliari. Pellegrini has a strong attachment to the club, something that even Franceso Totti has acknowledged, when he said he could be Roma’s new captain.
This fight for Nicolo Barella has also affected negotiations for Edin Dzeko. Conte would like to have the Bosnian available to him for July 7th, but Giallorrossi management is vetoing the deal and don’t currently have any intention of talking to Inter.
The Inter offensive should never be underestimated, but even they consider €50 million for Nicolo Barella excessive. Despite his clear talents, €50 million is too much for a player unproven on the big stage in their eyes. Lorenzo Pellegrini is Giuseppe ‘Beppe’ Marotta’s first choice alternative, if an agreement cannot be found soon for Barella.