Barella, 21, is regarded as one of the best young players in Italy

Liverpool will step up their pursuit of Cagliari star Nicolo Barella, despite interest from Inter Milan and Borussia Dortmund.

The 21-year-old is in high demand after another excellent season in Serie A and Europe’s top clubs are beginning to circle.

Liverpool have had their sights set on Barella for quite some time and despite the midfielder reportedly favouring a move to Inter, the Reds are refusing to give up the fight.

According to Sardinia based newspaper La Nuova Sardegna, Jurgen Klopp will ramp up his interest in the Italian in the coming weeks.

Inter remain in pole position to land Barella, but the midfielder has plenty of potential suitors, with Borussia Dortmund also in the hunt, as well as Liverpool.