Manchester United have been linked with Italian international Nicolo Barella in recent weeks and now, reports suggest that the Red Devils have made an offer for the midfielder as well.
According to Corriere Dello Sport, the Old Trafford club have made a take it or leave it offer of £30million to sign the Cagliari midfielder.
The Italian outlet have reported that even Chelsea are interested in Barella, for whom the Serie A side are looking to get a fee of around €50million (£45million).
As far as Manchester United’s midfield is concerned, Carrick retired at the end of the last campaign and Mourinho opted to lure Fred in the summer. The Brazilian international has so far been inconsistent since his move to Old Trafford from Shakhtar Donetsk.
Fellaini is past his best and to be honest, he does not fit into our current system of free flowing attacking football. The long ball days are hopefully over forever with the departure of Mourinho.
Matic is our main defensive midfielder and the likes of Herrera and Pogba are the two central midfielders, who have done well so far under the management of interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Andreas Pereira has not played much for us and needs a fair chance in the first team.
Barella is a versatile player, who can effectively play as a creative CM and also as an attacking midfielder. As per Corriere Dello Sport, he is a player, who can cover all the roles of the midfield, however, his stats have not been impressive.
Last season, he scored 6 goals in 34 league starts and this season, so far, he has only netted 1 goal in 18 league outings. His last assist for Cagliari was registered way back in March 2017 (Transfermarkt). So, I am not sure, why he is valued as highly as £45million and why top clubs are interested in hiring his services.