Liverpool confident to win the race for 21-year-old Serie A star

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Liverpool are confident to secure services of highly-rated Cagliari midfielder Nico Barella, according to ot the reports from Italy.

Liverpool head-coach, Jurgen Klopp spent nearly £90million in the summer on midfield reinforcements by signing Fabinho from Monaco and Naby Keita from RB Leipzig.

A serious knee injury suffered by England international star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in last campaigns Champions League semi-final first leg victory over AS Roma, allied to the collapse of Nabil Fekir’s proposed move to Anfield, has left the Reds slightly short of numbers in central midfield.

The sources form Italy claim that Tottenham, who failed to sign a single player this summer are keen on to add the 21-year-old midfielder in January.

Serie A giants Inter Milan and AC Milan are also keeping tabs on developments, however, the Cagliari is said to favour a move to England.

The Merseyside Reds have sold Ragnar Klavan to Serie A outfits Cagliari on deadline day back in August and hope their strong relationship could help them to secure the services of Barella who has been tipper to have a bright future.