Liverpool have stepped up their interest in Nicolo Barella after being impressed by the Italy U21 international's performances for Cagliari this season.

The Reds will make a move for the 21-year-old midfielder this summer, according to La Nuova Sardegna.

Inter Milan are also keen and the report labels them as a the front runners for his signature.

Jurgen Klopp is looking for a new midfielder. Naby Keita will arrive in a £60m move from RB Leipzig, though Klopp is keen to add more strength in depth as he transitions to a flat midfield three behind his prolific attacking trio.

Source: Daily Mirror

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