Newcastle, who are qualified for the Champions League, would be making a significant statement by acquiring Barella, who has been a crucial player in the Inter midfield in previous seasons.
The 26-year old, who represented Inter in the Champions League final, is a favorite of Eddie Howe. Newcastle is in a strong position since they can give the Italian international Champions League football following a fantastic season under Howe. Newcastle is presently ahead of Tottenham in the battle to sign James Maddison from Leicester.
The offensive midfielder, who only has one year left on his contract, is a target for both teams this summer. Newcastle became interested in the 26-year-old during the January transfer window but Leicester refused to part with him.