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‘Please Make It Happen’ Chelsea Fans On Social Media React To Reports Of £40m Bid For Italian International

Chelsea are preparing bid of €45m (£40m) for Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella, according to reports in Italy.

The Blues are keen to have a deal sewn up by Christmas with both manager Maurizio Sarri and assistant Gianfranco Zola pushing for a deal to happen.

Fans on social media are intrigued by the prospect of Barella joining Chelsea, while some believe he is a better option than reported alternative Denis Suarez:

Barella has also been linked with Liverpool and Manchester United in recent months and has recently been given his first senior cap for Italy by manager Roberto Mancini.

One of the reasons why Chelsea are so keen to get a deal over the line for the 21-year-old may be due to an impending transfer ban. In addition, the likes of Cesc Fabregas and Danny Drinkwater could be on their way out of the club, making a new signing in midfield a top priority for January.

The reported move for Barella could also be down to Zola, who gave the midfielder his senior debut when he was Cagliari manager back in January 2015.

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