If Il Sole 24 Ore in Italy are to be believed, there have been some interesting developments in the Gerard Deulofeu story, and they’re not ideal for Watford fans.

Appearing over the weekend, Milan’s interest in bringing the Spaniard back to Serie A grew considerably on Monday, with talks now reportedly underway between the two sides.

According to the outlet, there has been an agreement regarding a loan (which the Hornets were adamantly against a day ago), but the rest needs to still be worked on.

Il Sole 24 Ore explain Watford would like Milan to be ‘obliged’ to buy Deulofeu at the end of the loan for €25m, therefore ensuring a profit and the money falling into their account regardless of the Spain international’s performances.

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Over in Milan, there are some doubts about the amount, which Leonardo, their director of football, is trying to reduce.

How, we hear you ask? Oh, it’s a good one.

The Italian newspaper claim the Brazilian wants to include a player in the deal to lower the fee, and their first port of call was Fabio Borini, who allegedly wants to return to England.

As you might have guessed, Watford weren’t particularly keen on the former Sunderland forward, who has just seven goals and eight assists in 60 games for Milan since his initial loan (and then permanent move) back in 2017.

There’s now two days left for something to happen.