Italian Serie A giants Napoli are the latest club to enter the keenly contested race to secure the signing of highly rated Italian international midfielder Nicolo Barella ahead of the upcoming transfer window scheduled to start as soon.
According to the report from popular English media outlet TalkSport, Napoli have joined other interested parties like Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Inter Milan.
Nicolo Barella plays his club football for Italian Serie A side Cagliari at the moment.
Earlier reports had claimed that Tottenham will make a bid of around £35m for him when the January transfer window comes around.
Barella is one of the most sought-after midfielders on the European football stage.
The 21-year-old has grown to become a key player for Cagliari since he made his debut in 2015.
He has found the back of the net on seven occasions in 82 Italian Serie A appearances since he made his debut against Parma in 2015.
Nicolo Barella is now a member of the Italian national team setup after he made his debut for his country in October.
He played his first game for Italy in an international friendly against fellow Europeans Ukraine which ended 1-1 before adding a second cap against Poland in the UEFA Nations League.