Chelsea offer for Nicolo Barella
Football-4 January 2018 22:40 GMT
Reports from Italy state that Chelsea have launched a bid of €45 million for the Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella challenging Napoli cash plus players option.
The 21 years old Italian international had been subject to a bid by Napoli that was €20 million with Marko Rog and Adam Ounas in part exchange only for Cagliari to insist that they would only take €50 million and the FA Cup defending champions are reported to have launched a bid.
According to several Italian media, Sportitalia claims the Blues have moved ahead of Inter and Napoli for Barella with Alfredo Pedulla and Gianluca Di Marzio noting the Blues will ‘challenge’ Inter for the Italy starlet in July and have a £45m offer ready.