Udinese could complete a double signing from Watford this summer, with Ken Sema and Roberto Pereyra both on their hit-list.
That’s according to Tutto Udinese, who say Udinese and Watford will have a ‘market in synergy’ this summer.
First on Udinese’s list is Sema, who is spending this season on loan with the Serie A side having found playing time hard to come by at Vicarage Road.
He’s been a regular since his arrival, making 23 appearances in all competitions and scoring two goals thus far.
He’s been ‘one of the surprises of the season’ and Udinese plan to turn his loan deal into a permanent one, as they did with Stefano Okaka last summer.
The website makes no mention of what his asking price will be, or whether there is anything resembling a purchase option in his current loan deal, just that the Italian side intends to turn his move into a permanent one.
That is something they are likely to find Watford accommodating on, given Sema has only managed 22 appearances in two years at the club.
Pereyra, meanwhile, is described as a signing that would be a ‘welcome return’ after previously playing for the club.
The Argentine was part of the side that secured Champions League football under Francesco Guidolin and managed eight goals and ten assists in 104 appearances during four years at the club.
He would like to return to Italy, having moved to Watford from Juventus in 2016, and particularly Udinese, the club that essentially launched him into the limelight.
Again there is no mention of an asking price or whether the Hornets will be open to selling, although Pereyra is entering the final year of his deal at the club.
If he is so determined to return to Italy, perhaps they will be open to a sale in order to get money rather than losing him on a free next year.