Villarreal have entered the race for the signature of Atalanta’s highly-rated midfielder Daniele Baselli.
Both Milan and Sassuolo are keeping tabs on the 23-year-old but, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, the Yellow Submarine are now showing an interest in bringing him to El Madrigal and are ready to outbid their rivals.
Baselli is a product of Atalanta’s youth academy but was farmed out to Serie B club Cittadella for two seasons in a co-ownership deal in 2011, before returning to the Nerazzurri in June 2013.
A regular in the Italy Under-21 side, his current agreement with Atalanta expires in June 2018, although it is understood he was involved in negotiations with Milan back in January.
Baselli has scored once and provided two assists in 20 Serie A appearances this season.