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£45m-rated star to become Chelsea’s second signing

Timothy Aiyeku

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Nicolo Barella

It has been hinted that English Premier League side Chelsea will have their second signing announced anytime soon with reports that serious talks are ongoing with Italian star Nicolo Barella.

The Sun reports that the West London side are keen on his signature but will loan him back to Serie A outfit Cagliari for the remaining part of the season as part of the condition given to them by the club.

In coming weeks, the Blues will be short of midfielders with former Barcelona star Cesc Fabregas on his way out while Danny Drinkwater is also getting closer to the exit door.

The Chelsea duo have expressed their frustration at not seeing enough games under manager Maurizio Sarri which is the reason why they will not consider staying as they hope to

The Italian Serie A outfit are demanding £45 million and the Stamford Bridge side are believed to be willing to meet with the asking price but they are to face competition from Napoli and Inter Milan as the Italian duo are also willing to pay the asking price for Nicolo Barella.

However, with the West London already holding talks for Nicolo Barella, there are suggestions a deal could be wrapped up in coming days.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.