AS Monaco have joined the hunt to sign Arsenal target Nicolo Barella from Serie A side Cagliari in January, according to reports from the French media, as quoted by Calciomercato.
The Ligue 1 outfit are believed to have expressed an interest in signing Barella ahead of the January transfer window, with the star becoming increasingly sought after.
Arsenal have been heavily connected with the Italy international, who has proved himself as an important part of Rossoblu’s plans for both the present and the future.
Nicolo is a crucial member of Cagliari’s senior-team, and it’s unlikely that the Serie A side would welcome his sale in January. However, it looks like interest is building ahead of the mid-campaign transfer window.
The 21-year-old Barella has made 10 starts in Serie A this campaign and has found the net on one occasion.
The Gunners are already well-stocked in the middle of the park as a result of the summer acquisitions of Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi.
However, it looks like Nicolo Barella is a player who has impressed them, with Les Monegasques now also interested