Arsenal send scout to watch 22-year-old in action – report

Arsenal sent scouts to watch Nicolo Barella in action during Cagliari's 2-0 loss to Juventus on Tuesday, say reports

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Arsenal sent scouts to watch Nicolo Barella in action during Cagliari’s 2-0 loss to Juventus on Tuesday night, according to reports in the British media.

The Daily Star is reporting that the north London side sent a scout to watch the 22-year-old in action as they ponder a summer move to bring him to The Emirates.

The same story says that Arsenal had already scouted Barella twice this season as they look to try and bolster their squad in the summer transfer window.

According to the same article, Serie A side Cagliari value Barella at around £43m – and a bid of that level would depend on Arsenal qualifying for next season’s Champions League.

The Gunners boosted their hopes of sealing a top-four finish on Monday night with a 2-0 win over Newcastle United.

Attacking midfielder Barella has been a regular fixture in the Cagliari team this season, scoring one goal and making two assists in 28 Serie A games so far.

Meanwhile, Arsenal will return to Premier League action on Sunday with a tricky clash against Everton at Goodison Park.

The north London side are aiming to finish in the top four this season for the first time in two years.

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