Arsenal despatched scouts to look at Nicolo Barella play for Italy in opposition to Finland on Saturday, in accordance with experiences.
The Cagliari midfielder is about to be in excessive demand this summer season after Chelsea failed in a bid to signal him in the January transfer window.
Arsenal had been linked with Barella after Chelsea’s curiosity emerged and La Gazzetta dello Sport declare the Gunners despatched a delegation to look at Barella in motion over the weekend.
Barella was making his fourth worldwide look for Italy and capped his efficiency along with his first worldwide purpose.
Though the long-range effort took a deflection, Barella nonetheless impressed in the 2-Zero victory with Arsenal’s scouts watching.
Cagliari have already confirmed Maurizio Sarri was determined to signal Barella in January and the Chelsea boss reportedly nonetheless sees the 22-year-old as the right alternative for the departed Cesc Fabregas.
Barella might value as a lot as £43million this summer season if Cagliari do resolve to money in on the Italian.
After grabbing his first purpose on the worldwide scene, membership president Tommaso Giulini believes their asking worth for Barella will solely rise between now and the top of the season.
Ought to Arsenal resolve to go all out for Barella, they might want to battle off competitors from Inter and Napoli, in addition to their Premier League rivals Chelsea.
Unai Emery remains to be uncertain how a lot he must spend in the summer season because the Gunners wait to see if they’ll declare a Champions League spot.