Despite what some recent reports from English tabloids may suggest, Inter Milan categorically refuse to sell Nicolò Barella to Newcastle United.
On Wednesday, The Telegraph claimed that the Magpies have lunged forward for the 26-year-old midfielder with an offer worth €60 million.
However, Italian sources were quick to dismiss the rumor, insisting that the Italian international isn’t for sale.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport via FcInterNews, Inter aren’t willing to sell Barella at any price, and will thus refuse any offers coming from Newcastle or any other suitor.
As the source explains, the Nerazzurri consider the player as an elemental part of the project. Beyond his vast tactical importance, he’s also a fundamental part of the squad. The club views him as the right profile to inherit the captaincy at some point.
The Euro 2020 winner is a youth product of Cagliari. He rose through the club’s ranks to become a pivotal member of the first team.
In 2019, Barella made the switch to Inter and has been a key member of the squad ever since while cementing himself as one of the best midfielders in Serie A.
This season, he contributed with nine goals and 10 assists across all competitions. His current deal with the club runs until 2026.
Therefore, it would require an astronomical offer from Newcastle United, or any other club for that matter, for Inter to even consider the proposal, as the Italian giants are keen to extend their collaboration with Barella for many years to come.