On January 10th, we covered a report from Tutto Mercato Web, who claimed that Chelsea have already made a ‘big offer’ for Nicolò Barella of Cagliari.
It was also mentioned the Serie A outfit’s president Tommaso Giulini is open to the idea of allowing the midfielder to leave the Sardegna Arena in the winter transfer market.
Unfortunately for the Blues, the Italy international is in no mood to leave his current employer in January due to family reasons.
Another report from Tutto Mercato Web has an update on the details of the offer made by the Premier League club, both to the club and the player.
It’s once again relayed the west London club have tabled a €55m bid for Barella, while they also offered him a long-term contract that will see him earn €5m per season at Stamford Bridge, likely after tax.
In addition to this, Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has also ‘specifically requested’ his compatriot’s signing.
According to the Italian website, there is another reason why the 21-year-old doesn’t want to leave Cagliari as it’s claimed Barella is not convinced of experiencing football abroad at this stage of his career.
Despite president Giulini’s pressing, it looks like the midfielder will stay at the club and not join Chelsea in January.