Arsenal are ready to join Chelsea in pursuing young midfielder Cesare Casadei this summer.

This according to Italian news outlet, who report that the Gunners are thinking about going head-to-head with their London rivals for the signature of the 19-year-old as the Nerazzurri expect another bid from the Blues soon.

Chelsea have stepped up their interest in Casadei in recent days, but they may not be alone among Premier League teams in pushing to sign the 19-year-old.

Arsenal are also starting to show an interest in the midfielder, as interest in signing him broadens beyond teams in Italy.

Chelsea had their first bid firmly rebuffed by Inter, but the Nerazzurri are expecting an improved offer from Thomas Tuchel’s team, which could be larger to test their resolve.

Moreover, one more Premier League team are now thinking about a move for the 19-year-old, who was one of the outstanding players for Inter’s Primavera team last season.