Liverpool will have to shell out an eye-watering £45million for Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella, it’s reported.
The 21-year-old Italian has lit up Serie A on numerous occasions this season, attracting the attention of Jurgen Klopp’s Reds as well as Juventus.
And according to Italian media outlet Calciomercato , Cagliari have set his asking price at £45million to ward off such suitors.
An Italy U21 star, Barella has scored three goals this season and is tipped to get a call-up to the senior national team in the near future.
Emre Can not alone on Juventus’ transfer shortlist
Emre Can has been warned by Juventus he is not the only midfield option in their sights, writes Adrian Kajumba .
Midfielder Can’s Liverpool contract expires at the end of the season.
And Italian giants Juve are ready to offer the 24 year-old the chance to join one of Europe’s biggest clubs.
Read what Juve chief executive Giuseppe Marotta had to say here .
Liverpool spend more on Southampton players than it would cost to buy club
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are reportedly eyeing a move for Southampton player Mario Lemina , writes David Dubas-Fisher .
If he does make the move to Merseyside, Lemina will become the seventh player to swap St Mary’s for Anfield since the south coast club went into administration back in 2009.
The six players to have already moved between the clubs since then have cost Liverpool a massive £166.5m in transfer fees.
That’s almost five times more than the Saints paid for those same players.
It would have been cheaper for Liverpool to have cut out the middleman and bought Southampton outright back when they went into administration.