Jerome Sinclair looks to have moved closer to the Vicarage Road exit door, with Championship side Sheffield United hoping to complete a deal for the 20 year old soon.
News of the Blades’ interest in the former Liverpool striker, who managed just five Hornets appearances last term after arriving from the Reds, broke before the weekend.
Since then, Chris Wilder’s men have held further talks with both Sinclair and Watford and hope to make the breakthrough early this week.
“We’re close. We were close on Friday. We’ve got some work to do, but I believe we really will speed up in the next three or four days and make the recruitment we want to,” said Wilder after United’s game at the weekend.
A former England U16 and U17 international, Sinclar also had a loan spell with Birmingham City last season, and scored his first Watford goal in the FA Cup against Burton Albion.
Earlier this month, Hornets boss Marco Silva said of Sinclair: “I haven’t made a decision yet. He’s a player who I have given many minutes to in pre-season to analyse him.
“Until now I haven’t made my decision. When we talk about Jerome, I don’t talk about him only as a striker – he’s different. When I look for Stefano or Troy or Andre, they are strikers – maybe Andre can play on the wing as well but they are strikers.
“For me Jerome can play on the left, on the right and in the centre. That’s why I haven’t talked about him until now. And it’s true I haven’t made decisions about everybody, including Jerome.”