Chelsea transfer news: Roberto Mancini fires warning to Nicolo Barella as Blues plot deal

“I was telling [Marco] Tardelli at the Coverciano training ground that Barella moves a lot like him,” Mancini told Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“He has technique, quality, rarely loses the ball, is good in the air despite not being tall, never gives up and tends to push forward, but needs to also score a few more goals.

“Considering his age and the relative lack of Serie A experience, he has a strong grasp on his role already.

“Barella can set the example for the young Italian players out there who can give a little more to make that step up.