Eastlands midfielder wanted by new San Siro boss.
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Inter Milan are lining up a £17million summer bid for Gareth Barry, according to sources in Italy.
The Manchester City midfielder is top of a long list of transfer targets drawn up by new Inter manager Leonardo.
But, with Barry under contract at Eastlands until 2014, Inter know they will have to offer a huge fee to land him.
It is understood the Serie A champions might be prepared to up their opening offer of £17m if it is rejected by the club.
And they are also ready to negotiate a possible player-swap deal for the 29-year-old England midfielder. (TalkSPORT)
Gareth Barry is very much a marmite player and by that we mean that some people like him a great deal and others wonder what the hell it is he actually does and therefore do not like him. The former Aston Villa man has been around for a while and it can not be denied that he is been a big part of Manchester City’s success this season.
His brittle performances and his ability to break up opposition attacks and keep possession are very much part and parcel of what Roberto Mancini is all about. It is then somewhat surprising that new Inter Milan boss Leonardo would be interested in the midfielder as the Brazilian likes to play the game in a totally different manner.
Either way it seems unlikely that Manchester City will entertain notions of selling one of the few players in Mancini’s squad who appears untouchable right now.
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