Watford have reportedly restarted talks for Benfica winger André Carrillo.

According to Portuguese newspaper Record today, negotiations between the clubs are back on after a few weeks of silence.

Record believe Marco Silva has turned his attention to the Peruvian winger once again because he missed out on signing Rachid Ghezzal, who has just joined Monaco after seeing his Lyon contract run down.

Watford would be trying to sign Carrillo on a one-year loan deal with an option to buy, which could even turn out to be obligatory, at the end of the season.

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Record claims Benfica are planning to make €15m with the player’s permanent departure, and that’s the amount they will set in the buying option clause.

It’s said that new developments could happen in the next few days, and towards the end of the article Record reiterate that Watford talks have already restarted.

Carrillo isn’t expected to have much game time this season, so even a simple loan is a good deal for Benfica.

This could be a shot in the dark from Record, or a sense of hope from Benfica.