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Report: Inter Milan are close to signing Nicolo Barella from Cagliari

Player could join Nerazzurri in June.

SS Lazio v Cagliari - Serie A
Nicolo’ Barella of Cagliari and Parco Parolo of SS Lazio in action during the Serie A match between SS Lazio and Cagliari at Stadio Olimpico on December 22, 2018 in Rome, Italy.
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Calciomercato.com is reporting that Inter Milan are close to signing Cagliari midfielder and Italian international Nicolo Barella.

According to the report, Inter will pay approximately €40 million plus an additional €10 million in bonuses.

Barella has already agreed to the move with just a few details to work out before it is final.

Cagliari have already found a replacement for Barella in Boca Juniors’ midfielder Nahitan Nandez. The club will pay nearly €15 million for the Uruguayan.

Barilla has played most of his career with Cagliari, starting with its youth program. He was loaned to Como for half of a season in 2016, but returned and has played with the first team since.

This season, he has played in 21 matches – including the Coppa Italia -- scoring one goal.


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