Inter Milan midfielder Nicolo Barella is all set to sign a long-term contract, while the timing remains the solitary question mark.

The Sardinian star has cemented himself as a pillar and fan favorite at the club since making the move from Cagliari in the summer of 2019.

The 26-year-old gradually established himself as one of the most complete midfielders in Italy and Europe.

Therefore, the Nerazzurri are eager to tie him down for years to come.

Even though the parties have a contract valid until 2026, they’re now looking to push the deadline further back.

According to FcInterNews, Barella and Inter will pen a new deal in the new year.

The two sides are both determined to prolong their collaboration. As the source tells it, the Italy international has completely ruled out the notion of an exit.

The parties have already launched their negotiations. Barella’s agent Alessandro Beltrami was spotted at the Giuseppe Meazza watching Inter’s contest against Lecce last weekend.

The report believes the new deal will run until 2028. The management will also adjust the player’s salary, raising it to 6.5 million euros as net wages.

But as the source tells it, the timing remains the only uncertainty in the equation.

Inter Milan And Nicolo Barella Will Sign A Contract Extension In 2024

The Nerazzurri are currently busy on other fronts. They’re working on finalizing their new agreements with Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Federico Dimarco. Then they will be looking to strike an agreement with Lautaro Martinez.

Once they have the club captain’s signature on paper, they will turn their attention to vice-captain Barella.

This season, the Euro 2020 winner started his campaign on a relatively slow note but has picked up the pace in recent weeks.

He has now contributed with two goals and three assists in 24 appearances across all competitions.