The battle for Napoli fullback Elseid Hysaj is intensifying.

The Albania right-back, 22, starred at Euro 2016 has been heavily linked with a January move to Manchester United.

But Old Trafford boss Jose Mourinho is far from alone in his admiration of the Serie A star and that puts any proposed transfer to United in doubt, says the Daily Star.

Chelsea coach Antonio Conte watched Hysaj’s impressive rise in Italy first-hand and is monitoring developments surrounding the player’s future at Napoli.

Manchester City rival Pep Guardiola is also primed to join the race as he searches for world-class talent to strengthen his options in the right-back position.