Villarreal have joined Milan and Sassuolo in chasing Atalanta midfielder Daniele Baselli.
The 23-year-old grew up in the Atalanta youth academy and was a regular in the Italy Under-21 side.
He has a contract until June 2018 and had been in negotiations with Milan in January.
Sassuolo and Fiorentina have shown a real interest in Baselli, offering in the region of €6m.
La Gazzetta dello Sport claims that Villarreal are preparing to raise their bid and beat this sum.
This season he has scored one goal and provided two assists in 20 Serie A appearances.