Early on Tuesday, a story broke that Watford were apparently interested in bringing in Valencia centre-back Aymen Abdennour to the Premier League.

The Tunisia international is no stranger to rumours sending him to England, spending a large chunk of last year being close to a move to Everton, one which never materialised.

Only making 14 appearances in all competitions for the La Liga outfit last season, the 27-year-old seems to be surplus to requirements, and an exit this summer seems far more likely than last year.

And the interest is indeed real, as Plaza Deportiva journalist Roberto Ferriol on Twitter explained he had spoken to the defender’s agent, who confirmed the player has indeed received an offer from the Hornets, as well as one from an unnamed Italian club.

Going into more detail in an article on their website, the Spanish outlet explain Abdennour prioritises a move to either the Premier League or Serie A after failing to convince new manager Marcelino he could bring anything to the team.

No fee has been mentioned yet, but if Valencia do want to get rid of him, perhaps they’ll be willing to cut a deal.

It won’t be all that cheap, though, as originally buying Abdennour for around £20m from Monaco, the Spanish side will be looking to get a large chunk of that money back from a sale, which a club like Watford should be able to afford without too many problems.