- 19 March
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Revealed: Inter's asking price for Liverpool target Nicolo Barella
Liverpool have been told Inter Milan's asking price for Italy international Nicolo Barella as they prepare for a summer rebuild.
Jurgen Klopp is ready to refresh his midfield options this summer and Barella has emerged as a potential signing.
Chelsea's Mason Mount and Borussia Dortmund's Jude Bellingham remain Liverpool's top midfield targets, and the club believe they are able to sign both players this summer, as first reported by FootballTransfers.
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However, several other names are on the club's wish-list. Bayern Munich's Ryan Gravenberch is one target, as are Brighton & Hove Albion pair Alexis Mac Allister and Moises Caicedo.
Morocco World Cup star Sofyan Amrabat has also been linked with a move to Anfield.
Inter's Barella is also admired by Klopp, and Liverpool have been informed of how much it will cost to sign the Italian this summer.
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How much will Barella cost?
According to Gazzetta, Inter will demand an €80 million fee if they are to sell Barella this summer transfer window. That is slightly more than his xTV, which stands at €61.5m.
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Barella has made 30 appearances for Inter this season, scoring six goals and assisting a further seven. The 26-year-old was a key player in Inter's title-winning 2020/21 campaign and Italy's European Championship glory just weeks later.
Klopp is expected to lose both Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, James Milner and Naby Keita when their contracts expire this summer, while failed loan signing Arthur Melo will return to Juventus.
Georginio Wijnaldum, who left to join Paris Saint-Germain in 2020, has never been effectively replaced, and youngster Stefan Bajcetic has been relied upon in recent weeks due to Liverpool's midfield crisis.
Furthermore, the Reds lost out on top target Aurelien Tchouameni to Real Madrid last summer, but opted against signing an alternative.