Newcastle United in ‘talks’ over eye-catching transfer swoop for Serie A title winner

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Latest transfer news regarding Newcastle United emerges as they prepare for the next Premier League season

Newcastle United are reportedly keen on Inter Milan midfielder Nicolo Barella. The Italy international, who has 43 caps under his belt so far his career, played for his current club in their Champions League final defeat to Manchester City last weekend.

Sky Sports claim Eddie Howe’s side are in ‘talks’ to lure the 26-year-old over to England this summer. The reports that the price tag involved is said to be in the region of £50million.

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Newcastle will be looking to bolster their ranks over the next couple of months following the opening of the transfer window. They will need more competition and depth in their squad as they look to deal with the increased number of fixtures heading their way next season after qualifying for Europe.

Barella is someone who would inject some serious quality into their midfield department. He has played at the top level and has racked up over 300 appearances so far to date.

He started out at his local side Cagliari and rose up through their academy before becoming a regular for them at various youth levels. A loan spell at Como followed for him as a youngster to help him get some experience under his belt.

Barella then became a key player at the Unipol Domus and scored seven goals in 112 games before Inter came calling in 2019 on an initial temporary basis. His switch was then made permanent shortly after and he hasn’t looked back since.

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Since his switch to the San Siro, he has won the Serie A title as well as the Coppa Italia twice. His contract expires in June 2026 meaning Simone Inzaghi is under no pressure to cash in on him yet. Newcastle could test their resolve though and he would be an eye-catching addition for the North East outfit.

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