Inter are hoping to secure the future of midfielder Nicolo Barella with a new contract, but the 24-year-old is not pressuring the club at the moment.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who report that the midfielder is happy with the club and that there is no rush to agree on an extension, but that the player who is seen as a potential future captain will be rewarded with a renewal offer on improved terms soon.

Barella is a vital player at the Giuseppe Meazza, and he is also the subject of interest from a number of major European clubs with Liverpool in particular monitoring him.

The Nerazzurri see him as an important part of their future plans and a leader at the club going forward, and they want to get a new deal wrapped up, with the midfielder’s current contract running until the end of June 2024.

Barella currently earns a net of €2.5 million per season and will be offered a significant increase in his wages to reflect his performances and status at the club and to keep him happy and make sure that he continues to reject offers from elsewhere as he has done so far.