Inter Milan have beaten Liverpool to the signing of Cagliari star Nicolo Barella, according to reports in Italy.
The midfielder has impressed this season after managing to nail down a spot in the first team.
Liverpool have taken note of the 20-year-old's performances, but Inter have been tracking him too.
The Italian club met with Barella's agent in November and now, according to TMW, a deal is done.
The Italy youth international is reportedly set to join Inter next summer after spending the rest of the season with Cagliari.
Barella will initially spend a year on loan at the San Siro, before his move is made permanent in June 2019 for £16m.