Inter are looking to secure Nicolo Barella at the club for the long-term future, with the Nerazzurri looking to establish a significant role for the player going forward.

This according to Italian news outlet, who report that the club plan to make the player club captain after the departure of current skipper Samir Handanovic, in addition to giving him a contract extension.

Inter have been reported to have been working on a contract extension for Barella for some time, with the midfielder’s current deal taking him to 2024 but the club wanting to keep him for some time after that.

The 24-year-old currently earns a net of €2.5 million per season, and it is thought that the Nerazzurri will give the player an improved salary in order to reward his performances and ensure he remains happy at the club.

In addition to this, it is thought that the club are ready to make him captain for the long term once Handanovic leaves, with the Slovenian turning 37 today and set to depart in the near future.