Liverpool and Serie A side Inter Milan have both joined the hunt to sign Chelsea target Nicolo Barella, according to a British daily tabloid newspaper The Daily Express.
German manager Jurgen Klopp will be interested in bolstering his side in the January transfer market as they hope to continue their effort for the Premier League title this season.
Chelsea target is the latest midfielder to have reportedly caught the Blues’ eye, with the Cagliari star’s future with the Serie A outfit currently in doubt.
Italian outfits AC Milan, Napoli, AS Roma and now Inter Milan are all also lining up a potential move for the 21-year-old central midfielder.
Chelsea are looking for a long-term successor for outgoing midfielder Cesc Fabregas, with manager Maurizio Sarri believing that Nicolo could be the perfect fit.
Chelsea had been leading the hunt for the midfielder, but with Reds now interested and Inter Milan willing to do a part-exchange with Rossoblu which would include forward Eder going in the opposite direction, Maurizio Sarri’s side could have a huge fight on their hands for his signature.