Liverpool target Armin Bacinovic is also on the radar of Chelsea, according to reports.
The Slovenian international has impressed this season after a string of impressive performances in Serie 'A', and Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson was thought to be considering a January bid.
However, talkSPORT now claim that Chelsea have taken an interest in the 21-year-old, sending scouts to watch the players in a recent match against Cesena.
Carlo Ancelotti is considering challenging Liverpool for the player's signature when the transfer window re-opens in the opening month of 2011, but the Reds are thought to be willing to put up a fight for the player.
The Liverpool boss has been promised a transfer war chest from new owners NESV, and the former Fulham boss is thought to have around £35 million at his disposal in January.
Landing Bacinovic ahead of the Blues would be a major coup for the Merseyside outfit as they look to get back on track in the Premier League, and the player is thought to be on a Liverpool wishlist that consists of 'five or six' players.