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Chelsea eye £45 million Barella as replacement for Fabregas

Reports suggest that Chelsea have identified Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella as a potential replacement for Cesc Fabregas who is set to leave Chelsea for Monaco.

Maurizio Sarri has insisted that Fabregas will need a replacement if he leaves and this has prompted the Blues to identify Barella, although it’s not yet clear if he will make a move immediately or in the summer.

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Regardless, Cagliari have slapped a £45 million on the 21-year-old Italian midfielder as Chelsea will also face competition from the likes of Inter Milan and Napoli for the young midfielder who has been compared to Steven Gerrard.

Nicolo Barella has made 4 appearances for the Italy national team and has previously played at every youth level for Italy.

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