Arsenal Join Liverpool & Man Utd In Race To Sign Exciting £31m Star

By on October 17, 2018

The transfer window is closed but managers are already planning ahead for January and next summer so we’ll bring you all the latest gossip. Today, Arsenal join the race to sign Nicolo Barella…

Arsenal have joined Liverpool and Manchester United in the chase to sign £31m-rated Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella ahead of a potential move next summer, according to reports in Italy via the Sun.

Barella is a product of the Cagliari youth system and he’s emerged as one of the hottest young prospects in Italian football since breaking in to the first team set-up last season and he’s now a regular having played every minute of their nine games in all competitions so far this campaign.

The 21-year-old represented Italy at every youth level from Under-15 through to Under-21 before making his senior debut during their 1-1 draw with Ukraine last week and then impressed in the win over Poland on Sunday so he certainly looks to have a bright future ahead of him.

Barella’s potential has caught the attention of clubs throughout Europe – including here in the Premier League – with the Sun claiming that Liverpool and Man Utd have shown a keen interest along with Serie A trio Juventus, AC Milan and Roma.

The report says Barella is valued at around £31m and the young midfielder is expected to leave Cagliari at the end of the season if a club comes in with a suitable offer so a transfer battle could be on the cards.

However, it appears there is another English club in the running as the Sun are citing a report from Gazzetta dello Sport that claims Arsenal scouts have been keeping a close eye on Barella and have”noted down his qualities”.

Unai Emery is on the look out for another central midfielder as Aaron Ramsey is set to leave Arsenal on a free transfer at the end of the season after failing to agree terms over a new contract so the Gunners could be eyeing Barella as a replacement for the Welshman.

But the north Londoners will face stiff competition as Liverpool have also been strongly linked with the Italian as Jurgen Klopp looks to find a long-term replacement for James Milner while Man Utd are also keeping tabs on Barella amid uncertainly surrounding the future of Ander Herrera.

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