Watford close to Deulofeu deal

Watford are close to completing the signing of out-of-favour Barcelona forward Gerard Deulofeu, according to reports in the Spanish press.

The 23-year-old has started only five league games so far this season and had been strongly linked to Italian giants Milan and Napoli.

Now, reports in RAC1 and El Mundo Deportivo suggest the forward will join English Premier League side Watford, who are currently managed by Javi Gracia.

Deulofeu returned to the Camp Nou in summer in a €12m deal from Everton this summer after spending the second half of last season on loan at Milan.

It is not yet clear if such a move will be temporary or a permanent one, with the Blaugrana reportedly valuing the forward at around €20m.

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