Nicolò Barella reportedly confirmed he only wants to join Inter, so Roma are offering Gregoire Defrel to Fiorentina for Jordan Veretout instead.
Cagliari had accepted Roma’s proposal of €35m plus Defrel for Barella, but the Italy international has his heart set on San Siro and working with Antonio Conte.
According to FCInterNews, Barella’s agent confirmed as much in today’s meeting with the Nerazzurri.
It is now up to them and Cagliari to work out a deal that suits all parties.
Meanwhile, Tuttomercatoweb and Sportitalia state that Roma have turned towards Veretout instead and are offering Defrel there too, although it would be practically a straight swap.
Both players are valued at €25m, whereas Cagliari slapped a €50m price-tag on Italy international Barella.
Milan and Napoli also want Veretout, the Rossoneri meeting Fiorentina directors today, with Lucas Biglia and Marko Rog proposed as part of an exchange.