Udinese are chasing Racing Avellaneda midfielder Claudio Yacob.

The highly-rated midfielder has long been linked with a move to Europe.

Itasportpress says Udinese are preparing a bid for Yacob.

The 23-year-old has a price-tag of €8m, but Udinese hope Racing Avellaneda will accept their €6m offer.

In recent months Yacob has also been linked with Serie A sides Palermo, Napoli and Catania.