Two days ago, we covered Watford technical director Filippo Giraldi’s interview with Radio Kiss Kiss, where he insisted the Hornets will do everything to retain Roberto Pereyra beyond this season.

Giraldi further stressed that even if the midfielder decides to leave the Premier League side, he would expect the Argentine to join one of the top clubs.

Former Watford manager Walter Mazzarri is in charge at Torino and the Serie A outfit failed in their recent efforts to sign the 28-year-old and earlier reports suggested they are preparing a plan to land him in the summer.

According to Virgilio Sport, the South American is one of the ‘insistent names’ for the Italian club in the next transfer window and Torino boss Mazzarri is a ‘great admirer’ of the ex-Juventus man.

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It is claimed their chances of signing Pereyra suffered a blow and Torino’s hopes of securing the midfielder’s services ‘fell sharply’ following the Watford chief’s latest comments on the player.