Nicolo Barella Transfer News: Newcastle are in talks to sign Inter Milan midfielder Nicolo Barella for a fee of £50 million.
Newcastle manager Eddie Howe is a big fan of the Inter Milan midfielder, who played in the Champions League final.
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After Newcastle’s superb performance in the Premier League this season and the Champions League qualification, the team is in a good position to offer Nicolo Barella something exceptional.
Nicolo Barella was also part of the Inter Milan team that won the domestic title against Fiorentina.
Newcastle are desperate to sign a new number six in order to move Bruno Guimares forward in midfield, and Barella will be a strong upgrade on Jonjo Shelvey, who left the club recently.
Barella will become the highest-paid player in Newcastle if the deal goes through, and it will be a statement for the club showing its ability to pull in big-name players.
He also offers a goal threat, scoring eight times in 35 league games for Inter, with another three coming in their run to the Champions League final.
Newcastle is also leading Tottenham Hotspur in the race to sign Leicester City midfielder James Maddison.
Both Newcastle and Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing the attacking midfielder, who has only one year left on his contract.
The relegated Leicester City are demanding for £60 million but Newcastle are reluctant to pay such price ahead of next season.
Also Newcastle are interested in signing Wolfsburg midfielder Felix Nmecha. The 22 years old started his career in Manchester City and he is valued around £12-15 million.
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The Magpies are also interested in signing Kylier Walker Peters from Southampton. The defender is capable of playing in the left and right position of the field.
If Newcastle are able to sign enough players they are likely to compete for Silverware next season.