Chelsea midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah is in talks with Watford after Antonio Conte failed to guarantee him regular first team football.
The Mirror have reported that the highly-rated 22-year-old is desperate for first team football, and could see a move to Vicarage Road as the ideal opportunity.
Watford are reportedly discussing a permanent deal for the player, with Chelsea likely to demand a fee of around £5m plus add-ons.
Chalobah held talks with Chelsea coach Conte over his future, but the Italian could not offer any assurances that he would be a frequent starter next season.
The expected big money arrival of Tiemoué Bakayoko, also 22, from Monaco would also likely limit Chalobah’s chances.
England manager Gareth Southgate is believed to be an admirer of the youngster, who has had a previous loan spell with Watford.
Southgate is reportedly of the view that Chalobah could make the step up to the senior England setup with regular club football.
While pursuing the arrival of the Chelsea midfielder, Watford are also said to be interested in Tottenham defender Ryan Fredericks as new coach Marco Silva looks to strengthen his squad.
Meanwhile, another young Chelsea midfielder, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, could be set for a potential loan move this summer.
Newcastle are reportedly long-term admirers of the 21-year-old and could seal a season-long loan deal in the coming weeks of the transfer window.