The rumour emerged as the Serie A side were likely to enter talks with Udinese, one half of the Pozzo family’s football empire.
The Croatian has been touted for a move to the Premier League over the past two years, even if the prestige of the clubs linked has somewhat decreased, and Watford and Everton appear to be the kinds of club most likely to land him in the near future.
We say ‘near future’ as a transfer in the summer looks increasingly likely, as hinted by Corriere dello Sport on Tuesday.
Brozovic has once again been fined by the club, this time for sarcastically applauding his own fans, and the relationship between club and player isn’t exactly the best right now.
Corriere explain that following the failed loan with a view to buy deal supposedly taking him to Sevilla in January, there’s a possibility of Inter selling Brozovic in the summer to help with the club’s financial situation.
Everton were said to have bid around €16m last month, only to see that fall through as the broken deal taking him to Spain could have brought the Italian club around €27m come the end of the season.
So it seems that if Watford do want Brozovic for the summer, they’ll have to pay somewhere between €16-27m.
Not exactly a bank breaking deal, but Javi Gracia (if he’s still in charge) will have to semi-seriously reflect on whether or not he wants a player capable of causing a few problems when things don’t go his way.