Date: 15th July 2021 at 6:56pm
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The final whistle of Euro 2020 marked the return of club football as teams all around Europe started coordinating their plans to attack the summer transfer window. 

All eyes will soon be on Liverpool as they look to refresh their squad after their disappointing title defence last season.

Out of context, Liverpool’s third placed finish would not look or feel disastrous, however, their lack of squad depth was painfully exposed as they were sent tumbling down the table after losing six consecutive home matches between January and February.

While eight wins in their final 10 games dragged the Reds back into the Champions League places, the speed in which their title defence crumbled was frightening.

They have already secured cover at central defence with the acquisition of Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig, but there are many more areas Klopp wants to strengthen.

According to Italian outlet La Repubblica, Liverpool are preparing a move for Italy’s European champion Nicolo Barella.

Barella made 46 appearances for Inter this season, claiming 13 assists and three goals.

The Inter Milan midfielder started six out of seven matches for Roberto Mancini’s triumphant Italy side, forming a solid midfield alongside the likes of Jorginho, Marco Verratti, and Manuel Locatelli.

It has been a season to remember for Barella, who was also a key part in Inter Milan’s first Serie A victory which ended a 10-year wait for a league title.

The 24-year-old midfielder would not come cheap and it is believed he would cost the Reds around £60 million.

However, with Inter reportedly looking to raise more funds to recover from the financial free fall caused by the Coronavirus, he could be available for purchase should Liverpool offer up the funds.

If the Reds were to pull off this headline deal, Barella would join a star studded midfield made up of Jordan Henderson, Thiago Alcantara, Fabinho, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita.

 
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