We’re getting to the stage where the Italian media are running out of clubs to link with Andrea Ranocchia, who remains in Milan for the time being, patiently waiting for a move to the Premier League.

Probably sat by a window, longingly looking into the distance, reminiscing about the beautiful English countryside around Hull as he waits for his agent to contact him with an offer, the 29-year-old could be in luck soon.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport on Friday, the Inter centre-back has been the subject of an enquiry from both Burnley and Watford.

The latter of the two really shouldn’t come as a surprise, considering it was Marco Silva who brought him to the Premier League in the first place last year during his time at KCOM Stadium, but other than that, it doesn’t make much sense.

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Looking at Watford’s squad, a new centre-back is the last thing needed with Christian Kabasele, Sebastian Prödl, Craig Cathcart, Miguel Britos, Younes Kaboul, Adrian Mariappa and Tom Hoban already on the books, and adding Andrea Ranocchia to that list, when you play a back four, seems a bit overkill.

Of course, Silva could be preparing a mass clear-out in the next two weeks, but surely a new left-back should be a priority?

As for Burnley, their need is probably greater, especially if James Tarkowski or Ben Mee get injured, as neither Kevin Long nor Tom Anderson have Premier League experience under their belt.

Andrea Ranocchia does, and has already proven himself to be quite good.

Still plenty of time to get something done.