According to Corriere dello Sport (via Goal) Manchester United and Arsenal are set to battle for Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella.
The young midfielder is believed to be valued at around €50m.
Arsenal view the midfielder as a replacement for Aaron Ramsey, if he decides to leave the club as his contract is due to expire in summer.
Serie A duo Napoli and Inter Milan are also monitoring the player.
The youngster has recently talked about his desire to play one day in the Premier League.
“If I had to choose between the Serie A and the Premier League, I would go for England because I love the way they approach the game.”