Transfer News: Manchester United will battle their arch rivals for highly rated Italian midfielder

Nicolo is also wanted by Juventus.


Manchester United are interested to sign highly admired Italian Nicolo Barella, according to reports in Italy.

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Manchester United boss is impressed by the attributes of the young 20 year old Cagliari midfielder and wants to bring him in the Premier League. The 20 year old has been a bright prospect for the Serie A side, where he has already scored 2 goals and provided an assist.

Barella is a Cagliari born boy and started is career with his hometown club, and this season has been a breakthrough one for him where his overall game play, especially his passing and vision has attracted many European giants towards him.

And according to Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport, Jose Mourinho’s club have entered the race along with Liverpool and Juventus for the young 20 year old.

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Nicolo Barella is wanted by Manchester United

So even if Mourinho urges for a possible deal, it will not be an easy way of battle to bring him at the Old Trafford. Serie A giants Juventus are very keen on the young midfielder and it is also understood that Barella may well be choosing Juventus over the Premier League duo.

The Italian media outlet also claims that Barella will be available in January foe around £45 million. Although the Italian youngster is such a talent, and could be a real coup for whichever club wins the race to sign him, but it would still be a risk for the Premier League clubs to bring him in England as he is still an unknown asset in the Premier League.

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The 20 year old has gained interest from Juventus as well

The Italy Under 21 international has played more than 1500 minutes this season, but his club are still struggling at 16th place and in threat of relegation. So it is a possibility that they might accept any big money offer and use that money to bring in some experience in their squad.

United are set to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal while their rivals Liverpool have already signed Virgil van Dijk from Southampton.