Inter Milan close in on Nicolo Barella

    The Italy international Nicolo Barella will soon undergo medical checks before signing a long-term contract with Inter Milan

    The Nerazzurri have found an agreement with Cagliari on the basis of €45m, including add-ons, as Antonio Conte looks to bolster his midfield options.

    Cagliari youth academy product arrived in Milano on Thursday night, with his medicals scheduled to take place on Friday afternoon, after which he should become a new Inter player.

    If everything goes as expected, Barella will be Conte’s fourth signing following the arrivals of Gabriel Brazao, Diego Godin, Valentino Lazaro, and Stefano Sensi.

    Widely regarded as one of the hottest prospects in Europe, Barella has also been followed by Chelsea and Juventus, but the Milanese giants have eventually managed to beat the competition to his signature.

    The talented midfielder should replace Radja Nainggolan, who is deemed surplus to requirements by Conte and will have to find a new club in the summer.

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