Inter are planning to use a ‘Barella-style’ operation to sign Brescia starlet Sandro Tonali, according to a report from today’s paper edition of the Rome based newspaper Corriere dello Sport.

The report details how the Nerazzurri are incredibly keen to sign the 19-year-old Italian midfield, who has impressed in his first season in the topflight. The Milanese club are still competing with rivals Juventus for the player’s signature but have received ‘strong approval’ from Tonali. Brescia president Massimo Cellino has indicated that he will let the teenager choose, assuming there are equal offers.

Inter are planning to use a ‘Barella-style’ operation to sign Tonali, the report continues. That is, a loan with an obligation to buy attached and bonuses linked to his appearances, which could be potentially lower than the €50 million cash wanted by the Lombard club. The 19-year-old has made 24 appearances so far this season, scoring one goal and providing five assists in that time.