Chelsea assistant Gianfranco Zola is doing all he can to convince Nicolo Barella to join the Blues with the Cagliari star nonetheless uncertain about becoming a member of, in accordance to reviews in Italy.
Maurizio Sarri is determined to usher in a brand new midfielder to substitute the outgoing Cesc Fabregas, who is ready to transfer to Monaco, and has made Barella his first-choice goal.
However, the 21-year-old is believed to have reservations about transferring to a membership like Chelsea so early in his profession, notably midway by the season.
But Zola – who can be Sardinian – is attempting to allay these fears, with newspaper Il Mattino reporting that he has had a lot of telephone calls with Barella over the previous few days.
The pair know one another properly, with Zola giving him his debut again within the 2014-15 season within the Coppa Italia when he was accountable for Calgliari, they usually have saved in contact ever since.
Zola performed and managed at Cagliari, ending his taking part in profession on the membership, and he stays an in depth good friend of membership president Tommaso Giulini.
Giulini visited Cobham earlier this season to hand Zola a commemorative Cagliari shirt and is prepared to let Barella go away if his £45m asking worth is met – although convincing the participant is proving tougher.
If Barella can’t be persuaded to go away, Chelsea are additionally pushing forward with a deal for Zenit midfielder Leandro Paredes.
The Argentine is believed to be the popular goal of Chelsea chief Marina Granovskaia due to his higher expertise, particularly at Champions league stage, and cheaper price ticket, although each Sarri and Zola need Barella.
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