Inter Milan midfielder Nicola Barella is reportedly a target for Liverpool, with the Reds said to be eyeing a move for the Italian international this summer.
Barella is unlikely to be available on the cheap, with it being claimed that he may cost as much as €90m (£77m), but fans on Twitter are really hoping that speculation about the Merseyside club’s interest is accurate:
I’m on my knees @LFC
— RICH PEOPLE PROBLEMS🇲🇦 (@_cele_brity) June 20, 2022
Please don’t get my hopes up
— 🏁Dullah: 🦉🐘🌍🦏 (@DullahAllen) June 21, 2022
Get him in… excellent player. One of the best in Italy IMO
— The Capt🇺🇦🇲🇹✝️ (@captss) June 20, 2022
Bring this guy ….my dream transfer that
— iam_Mugeez (@cephas_sungdong) June 20, 2022
— Tchimino (@Tchimy_Tchimino) June 20, 2022
Please let this be true 😮💨😮💨😮💨
— Posh 🇫🇷 🏴 🦅 (@JoshPARTYSALOT) June 20, 2022
Don’t do this to me
— Jack Yeadon (@JYeadon) June 20, 2022
MAKE THIS HAPPEN FFS
— VJ☀️ (@vinodJK9RS) June 20, 2022
Please let this be true!
— Hein (@NZ_LFC) June 20, 2022
It’s probably wise to be cautious about these Barella rumours. While Liverpool’s pursuit of Aurelien Tchouameni earlier this summer showed that the club are on the lookout for a midfielder, most trusted sources suggest that Jurgen Klopp’s side may wait another year before looking to strengthen their options in that area of the pitch.
Barella was also mentioned as a potential makeweight in Inter’s attempts to re-sign Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea, but it is unlikely that the Serie A club would be willing to sell one of their best players.