A second source confirms Liverpool’s interest in the £61.7 million midfielder, with a new meeting paving the way for a superb Klopp coup.
Liverpool are preparing a raid for a classy Italian international, according to a second insider, who indicated that a meeting about a different deal will pave the way for a Reds move.
A slew of difficulties have dogged Liverpool’s campaign thus far, but the most serious is arguably the club’s lackluster midfield.
James Milner, Jordan Henderson, and Fabinho have all had better days. Thiago Alcantara and Stefan Bajcetic are the only two to consistently perform at a high level, despite the fact that the former is prone to injury and the latter is only 18 years old.
Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Milner are also out of contract at the conclusion of the season. Arthur Melo’s loan will expire, and the Reds will not exercise their option to purchase him.
Overall, a big midfield revamp is needed this summer. The major goal is Jude Belingham, although multiple additions appear to be necessary.
Inter Milan midfielder Nicolo Barella was recently linked by an Italian newspaper.
The 26-year-old is Inter’s prized midfielder and a regular for his country. He’s made 42 appearances for Italy, scoring eight goals.
The Nerazzuri place a high value on their midfield dynamo and would be quite hesitant to part ways with him. Yet, the club’s precarious financial situation has prompted speculation that they may be forced to sell.
Inter are understood to need roughly €60 million before June 30 to help balance the books. As a result, a high-profile sale or two are predicted in the first month of the summer season.
Wing-back, right Denzel Dumfries is one player that could assist make up a significant portion of the difference. Tottenham-linked Marcelo Brozovic is another possible departure, however at 30 years old, he is only worth €30 million.
A player like Barella, on the other hand, would provide Inter with all of the cash they require in one fell swoop. By going that path, manager Simone Inzaghi will be able to limit disruption elsewhere in his group.