Inter are looking to extend midfielder Nicolo Barella’s contract, hoping to keep the player until the end of June 2025.

This according to Italian news outlet L’Interista, who report that the player is expected to receive a pay raise to reward the quality of his performances, and is being offered a one-year extension.

The 24-year-old’s current contract is set to run out in June of 2024, but the Nerazzurri are hoping that by extending beyond that date they can ward off interest from other top European clubs, with the player’s impressive form thought to have attracted many admirers.

Having already extended the contract of talented young centre-back, the club has put locking down Barella on the agenda, with the midfielder having been an integral part of the Scudetto-winning team last season, and gaining further recognition with his performances for Italy at the Euros.

It is hoped that despite no shortage of suitors for the player, he will remain as an important squad member under Simone Inzaghi next season and well into the future, with the contract extension and salary adjustment meant to be a relfection of this.