Liverpool are leading the race with Inter and Milan for Cagliari midfielder Nicolò Barella, whose asking price is at least €50m.
The 21-year-old made his senior Italy debut this week, impressing in a 1-1 friendly draw with Ukraine.
According to La Nuova Sardegna newspaper, Liverpool are monitoring Barella’s development closely with scouts on the island.
The Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport see a battle between city rivals Milan and Inter for his signature.
A bidding war is already breaking out and Cagliari have set the starting price at €50m.
At just 21, Barella already has 73 Serie A appearances under his belt, scoring seven goals.