Cagliari sporting director Mario Passetti has announced Chelsea transfer target Nicolo Barella will not be leaving the Serie A club this January.
With Maurizio Sarri desperate to add another midfielder to the squad after the departure of Cesc Fabregas, there has been alot of speculation in the media which have claimed we are closing in on a £45 million deal for Barella.
But despite all the positive speculation that we are closing in ona deal, Passatti has revealed that Barella will not be leaving the club this month.
“Barella? There has been a lot of talk concerning Nicolo but we have always been saying the same thing every time, he won’t be leaving us at this moment in time,” he told Sport.
“Summer sale? Well let’s see what happens in the summer but as of now, Nicolo will be staying with us here at Cagliari.
“Nicolo seems happy here and he always trains hard and plays hard for us which is important.
“Our goal isn’t to sell him since we have important objectives.
“Let’s wait and see what happens in the future and we will then take a decision.”
Is Barella worth the money?
Despite his undoubted ability, there is many in the media who still believe that Barella is not ready to make that big move to the Premier League as he needs another couple of seasons developing in Serie A.
So the news that he is not leaving the Italian club this month will be welcomed by many, as there are much better alternatives out there that could come in now and improve the squad, not an investment that needs a couple of seasons developing before we get the very best out of him.
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