Inter Milan star Nicolo Barella rejected Newcastle United’s advances in the summer. The midfielder’s lone desire is to stay with the Nerazzurri.

The Sardinian native made the switch from Cagliari to Milano in the summer of 2019. He swiftly established himself as a key player at the club.

The Italy international has been growing from strength to strength in recent years, cementing himself as one of the best midfielders in Italy and possibly Europe.

Thus, Barella’s exploits have attracted suitors from across the English Channel.

Nevertheless, Inter refused to sell their stalwart to Newcastle United who lunged forward with a big offer last summer.

But according to Il Corriere dello Sport via FcInter1908, it wasn’t just the Nerazzurri who rejected the Magpies’ proposal, but also Barella himself.

As the source explains, the 26-year-old would like to remain at Inter for many years to come. He has a contract that ties him to the club until 2026.

Inter Milan Management And Nicolo Barella Both Rejected Newcastle United’s Approach Last Summer

So after failing to make any breakthrough in the negotiations with Inter and Barella, Newcastle shifted their attention towards the other part of the town. They ended up sealing the transfer of Sandro Tonali from AC Milan.

Moreover, the report claims that Liverpool also tried to test the waters for Barella. The Reds boss Jurgen Klopp was desperate for midfield reinforcement throughout the summer.

But just like Newcastle, Liverpool swiftly abandoned the pursuit after finding themselves facing a brick wall.