Inter Milan are looking to extend the contract of Nicolò Barella and keep the player’s suitors at bay.

The 26-year-old is a Cagliari youth product who joined the Nerazzurri in 2019 following his breakthrough in Sardinia.

The Italian rapidly established himself as a pillar at Appiano Gentile. He has been an instrumental member of the starting formation for Antonio Conte and his successor Simone Inzaghi.

Therefore, Inter wouldn’t want to take any risks when it comes to maintaining the services of their star midfielder.

Even though the player’s contract runs until 2026, the Nerazzurri would like to act beforehand and push back the expiry date.

According to Tuttosport via FcInterNews, extending Barella’s contract will be one of the first orders of business following the end of the summer transfer session.

As the source tells it, the Serie A giants are well aware of the growing interest in the midfielder’s services among top European clubs.

Barella was, in fact, Newcastle United’s first choice this summer. However, the Nerazzurri rejected the Magpies’ approach.

Therefore, the English side resorted to AC Milan star Sandro Tonali as an alternative and managed to secure his services.

Inter Milan Are Looking To Secure The Future Of Nicolò Barella At The Club By Extending His Contract

Besides Newcastle, the report reveals that Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool have also inquired about the Sardinian’s availability.

Nevertheless, Inter and Barella have cohesively agreed to turn down all offers.

The report also notes that renewing the Italy star’s contract beforehand has been a trend for the Nerazzurri.

The last time Barella signed a new contract was in 2021. Back then, he was running on a deal that expires in 2024.