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Inter keen on Barcelona’s Sergi Roberto?

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A fresh new transfer rumor

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Serie A champions Inter are reportedly interested in signing Sergi Roberto and have been in touch with Barcelona to talk about a possible transfer.

The Nerazzurri are after a replacement for Achraf Hakimi who is set to move to French side Paris Saint-Germain in a deal worth around €70 million.

The news comes from Italy but Mundo Deportivo reckon they’ve been in touch with Roberto’s camp who have admitted there’s been contact from the Serie A side.

There’s been talk about Roberto’s future for a while now. The 29-year-old’s current deal expires next year and there have been conflicting reports about contract extensions.

It had been thought that Barcelona were willing to sell Roberto but had then decided to offer a contract extension as there had been no interest and the club didn’t want to run the risk of him leaving as a free agent next year.

Interest from Inter could change things once more, although there’s no indication yet of whether Roberto would be willing to leave the Camp Nou and head for a new challenge at Italy.

The versatile star has been a regular for Barca in recent seasons, mostly at right-back, but endured an injury-interrupted 2020-21 campaign and only played 17 times for the Catalans.

Ye there’s no guarantee he will be a regular going forwards either with both Sergino Dest and Emerson Royal set to challenge for the right-back slot.