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Cagliari president Giulini: Sarri wanted Barella at Chelsea

Cagliari president Tommaso Giulini says they won't let Nicolo Barella leave on the cheap.

Barella was linked with Chelsea and Napoli in January.

“Barella was never close to a January exit," Giulini told the Corriere dello Sport newspaper.

“I cannot deny that there was concrete interest from Napoli in January.

"Maurizio Sarri also wanted him at Chelsea. As for Inter, that was just a chat, nothing more."

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