Nicolo Barella has the full support of his Inter Milan teammates, coach, and club against baseless accusations of involvement in the ongoing gambling scandal that has rocked Italian football.

This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, via FCInterNews.

In the past couple of days, Barella’s name has been the latest to come up in the betting scandal in Italian football.

The scandal has dominated the headlines during the international break.

Juventus midfielder Nicolo Fagioli has already received a seven-month ban for his role.

Meanwhile, two other prominent players currently in the Premier League face the prospect of lengthy bans.

Newcastle United midfielder Sandro Tonali and Astoni Villa’s Nicolo Zaniolo have also been at the centre of reports.

But the scandal is not limited to just three players. There have been strong suggestions implicating many more players, potentially.

And in the gossip columns, other names have started to emerge. One of them has been that of Barella. The 26-year-old is the first Inter player to be named in relation to the gambling scandal.

But Barella responded in the strongest possible terms – denying the allegations and hitting out vitriolically at those who have spread his name around as part of the gossip.

And according to the Corriere, the Italian international has the full support of his club and teammates.

Nicolo Barella Has Inter 100% Behind Him Against Gambling Allegations

According to the Corriere, Inter coach Simone Inzaghi has spoken with Barella about the situation.

And the coach has made clear that he backs the 26-year-old entirely.

The same is true of Barella’s teammates. Naturally, it would be impossible not to address allegations like this.

But according to the Corriere, everyone fully believes Barella’s side of the story.

Everyone at the Nerazzurri accepts the midfielder’s categorical denials. This includes the club directors as well.

Therefore, the next matter will be to head to the pitch.

The Corriere suggests that now it will be almost obligatory for Barella to play against Torino this evening.

With the off-the-pitch drama threatening to become a real distraction, accordingly, he’ll want to put all the focus on his football.