Inter have yet to agree on a new deal with midfielder Nicolo Barella, with some distance between the player’s financial demands and the club’s offer still.
This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, who report that the Nerazzurri want to get the negotiations wrapped up with the 24-year-old wrapped up soon as he is an important player at the club and a potential “future captain.”
Barella’s current deal is set to expire at the end of June 2024, and there is no rush to get him renewed on a new contract.
However, the 24-year-old is a major contributor at the Nerazzurri and the club want to reward his performances with a new deal which reflects his importance, having made him a promise that he would receive a new contract at this point.
The club are ready to offer €4-4.5 million net per season on a new deal, and the player’s agent is thought to be asking for a net of €6 million annually.
The immediate priority for the Nerazzurri is getting the renewal of midfielder Marcelo Brozovic wrapped up given that his deal is set to run out next summer, but after that they will look to find an agreement with Barella given that he is a player they are determined to keep and there is interest in him from top European clubs.