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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