Arsenal and Chelsea will have to step up their chase to sign Alessio Romagnoli amid reports that Napoli were ready to meet his £25million valuation, Express reports.
The 20-year-old Roma ace has caught the eye of the Premier League duo in their bids to try and reinforce their back line for the upcoming campaign.
However, the interested clubs have been halted by the £25millon price-tag placed on the centre-back, with AC Milan another team considering his services.
With only one side open to meeting his full valuation, Roma may allow the sale of the defender to their league rivals, dealing a blow to the English pair.
Milan are standing firm on their £20million bid and is not likely to increase their offer, leaving Napoli in pole position for his services.
He was a key member for Sampdoria on his loan spell last term, featuring in 30 league matches while managing to score two goals.