Chelsea FC face competition to sign 21-year-old midfielder – report

Chelsea FC are facing competition from Inter Milan and Napoli to sign Nicolo Barella from Cagliari, according to reports

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Chelsea FC are facing competition from the likes of Inter Milan and Napoli in a move to try and sign Nicolo Barella from Cagliari, according to reports in the British media.

Goal is reporting that the Blues are keen on a deal for the 21-year-old midfielder now that the January transfer window is open.

However, according to the same story, the player himself is not so keen on a move in the mid-season transfer window.

According to the same report, Serie A giants Napoli and Inter Milan are willing to wait until the summer before making moves to try and land Barella.

That means that it would take a “persuasive” offer from Chelsea FC to convince the young midfielder to move to Stamford Bridge in the January window.

The same story says that Chelsea FC could still look to sign a direct replacement for Cesc Fabregas, while also keeping tabs on Barella as a potential target.

Italy international Barella has scored one goal in 18 Serie A games for Cagliari so far this season.

Meanwhile, Chelsea FC are currently preparing for their home clash against Newcastle United in the Premier League on Saturday night.

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