Sky: Barella only wants Inter, Lukaku…
Sky Sport Italia claims Nicolo Barella only wants Inter and they plan to meet for Romelu Lukaku but that Roma are playing hardball over Edin Dzeko.
Cagliari President Tommaso Giulini revealed on Monday that he had agreed to sell Barella to Roma as Inter seemingly cooled their interest.
However, Sky insists the midfielder ‘only wants’ the Nerazzurri and has reiterated that desire to his agent, forcing the Giallorossi to maintain their track for Fiorentina’s Jordan Veretout.
As for Lukaku, Gianluca Di Marzio claims Inter will try to set up a meeting for Lukaku from Tuesday but that they are standing by their initial offer of €10m for a two-year loan with a €60m obligation to buy.
Nonetheless, the striker beginning preseason training with United today would have pleased Antonio Conte as he will be in ‘perfect shape’ ahead of his possible transfer.
On the other hand, Di Marzio warns ‘optimism is falling’ for Dzeko as a gap remains between the two clubs over valuation.
The Giallorossi’s position in negotiations has strengthened after they raised enough capital before June 30, although the transfer expert still expects the Bosnian to sign for the Beneamata one way or another.